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Skip the Line Ticket: Chateau d'If in Marseille
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Skip the Line Ticket: Chateau d'If in Marseille
from US$6.97*
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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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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

We were unlucky with the weather: it was raining a lot and a bit stormy and thus, all trips to the island were cancelled. Though since the boat service was still running to the Frioul, we took the ship and enjoyed the island and the...More

Thank BorisBru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old fort and prison is worth seeing just for the views looking back to Marseille. Good to look around the island and see what life was like.

Thank ianwebb75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

....than to view Marseille from Chateau d'If. The boat trip was fine, but the museum was very "old fashion", quite a boring experience. But the restaurant outside Chateau d'If was very nice, excellent service.

Thank Henningsund
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Only a short ferry ride out from the Vieux Port at only 10€ for the ticket and entry into the Château (16€ if over 25). Really interesting if you’re into the history and literary history of France! Guide leaflets available in loads of different languages....More

1  Thank TomHWP
Reviewed October 4, 2018

There are 2 ferry companies, with different boats, timetables and departure locations, so take care. We took the boat from right inside the old port, with a ticket booth, and the boats tied up right next door. The other company goes from near the Fort...More

Thank Ann P
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We took the first boat of the day from the port to the island (25min) a very interesting trip and good for a morning there is also a café on site too but is a little expensive epically the bottled water so take your own...More

Thank Bunny N
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Amazing Island with lots of history, lovely cafe/restaurant on the Island also. Very well preserved and the trips to and from are very organised. Note that the boat rides do not include the entrance to the Castle.

Thank nataliel898
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Ok Dumas based a story on political incarceration on this island but worth a visit... however don’t get sucked into buying extra for frioul unless you want to walk for miles along a limestone island. Nothing to really see or do. There’s a few restaurants...More

1  Thank BarbH472
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The place is combining history with literature heritage. Alexander Duma described the island in his famous novel, and the fortress museum carefully interlaced all facts and stories from the novel. Besides the boat trip on the Mediterranean was pleasant.

Thank Andy_St_Pete_2017
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Great day! Lots of good information and they let you freely roam the grounds! It was great! We highly recommend it.

Thank Eric M
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danielatierney
June 18, 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
April 11, 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
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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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