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This famous fortress, standing on a rocky island off the coast of Marseille, was immortalised by Alexandre Dumas in The Count of Monte Cristo as the prison where the novel’s hero, Edmond Dantes, was incarcerated before ultimately escaping. The...more
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Who could be so close to Chateau d'If and not visit? Thanks to Dumas the place of horror for countless prisoners is now a place of interest. The Monte Cristo story gave birth to so much more including Les Mis. Visiting the cells brings a...More
The setting for The Count of Monte Cristo and The Man in the Iron Mask. So much history here and great views of the harbor. Self guided tours are probably all you need. Many of the signs are in English. Take one of the water...More
We took the boat from the old port and spent some time wandering around the Chateau. We had bought boat tickets in advance but still had to queue for entrance tickets. Would recommend buying boat tickets online as have priority boarding. The Chateau is an...More
While Alexandre Dumas' hero, being fictional, certainly wasn't imprisoned there, a number of historical figures did spend time in the cells of the castle. The 360 degrees view towards Marseille and the sea is also fantastic.
Tickets are 6 euros per person.
We were on a cruise. we walked straight to the pier were water shuttle takes you to Chateau d"IF and they said no rides to Chateau due to it being closed because of rough waters. If you plan on visiting Chateau d'IF WAIT and buy...More
Super neat place filled with history if you're into that, views if your into that, photo stops if you're into that. There is a place to get snacks and drinks which we did not try. Great place to visit.
This really is not managed very well at all. Queued for an hour to get tickets, only to be told that the last boat has left while I was still queuing outside in 30 degree celcius, AND they couldn't sell me a ticket for the...More
When we went if October last year the timetable said the boat stopped at Chateau D'If, however the boat went straight past on both ways to Frioul. Frioul was nice but there was nothing to do there in October. Suggest... More
When we went if October last year the timetable said the boat stopped at Chateau D'If, however the boat went straight past on both ways to Frioul. Frioul was nice but there was nothing to do there in October. Suggest checking with the boat people before you pay!