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Skip the Line Ticket: Chateau d'If in Marseille
from US$ 7.10*
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Skip the Line Ticket: Chateau d'If in Marseille
from US$ 7.10*
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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
As featured in 3 Days in Marseille
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1 quai de la Fraternite, 13001 Marseille, France
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+33 4 91 59 02 30
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best bit about this is the boat trip accross from Marseille. We walked round in less than 45 minutes. Very limited displays. Lots of empty rooms.

Thank stocko0203
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe that everything has been arranged as good as possible regarding that historical place. And you are really feeling the atmosphere, that this place has been witness of important moments.

Thank Tolga S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank dreamer_iam_travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

2  Thank Carina J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. Well preserved...More

Thank Ildiko O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Brian D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Fiora3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Judith S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful Castel on an island is so peaceful and it's history is so interesting one must see; What about the lovely seagulls surrounding the island .

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 June 2018

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

2  Thank krystallee6363
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danielatierney
18 June 2017|
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Response from Eric A | Reviewed this property |
We visited in February of 2016. The schedule was more limited then, but it was still a popular trip.
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M Z
11 April 2017|
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Response from emafalc | Reviewed this property |
I' m sorry I don"t know. Maybe in website you can find this info.
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M Z
11 April 2017|
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Response from Sally T | Reviewed this property |
I don't see any Pet's around the island........
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