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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
My French friend recommended seeing Chateau d'IF. There is a nice walking trail around the island with gorgeous views of Marseille and the sea. I loved my time on this island. There is a wonderful spot with comfortable adirondack chairs to enjoy the view. I...More
Take the ferry boat from Vieux-Port to Château d'If for 6 € which takes 20 minutes. You also have to pay for the castle which is 6 €, but it is free for children under 18 and students between 18 and 25 years old. A...More
Beautiful island with the impressive and famous Chateau d’If just like in The Count of Monte Christo. A must visit when in Marseille!
Convenient ferry service takes you there from the Old Port, about a 35-40 minutes ride with great views of Marseille.
We walked up to one of the charter companies at View Port and bought our tickets (roughly $15 U.S. a person for the boat ride and admission). I believe there are 2 or 3 different charter services that take folks out to Chateau D’if. A...More
We decided to spend most of our cruise stop here. I love the Count of Monte Cristo story and it was interesting to see this place in real life. We took one of the ferries from the Old port here. This place has some history...More
Booked skip the line tickets to the Chateau and went across by the first available boat.It takes about 20 minutes to cross from Marseille harbour to the Chateau. There is a bit of a climb from where the boat docks so if you have got...More
I booked four days in Marseille and my main reason for going was to see this. Sadly, when I went, the ferry couldn't dock due to 'rough weather'. Considering it was a beautiful sunny day and not noticeably windy, I was incredibly disappointed. I was...More