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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
All reviews monte cristo boat ride alexandre dumas chateau d'if political prisoners boat leaving old port other islands nice boat vieux port interesting history historical place nice trip great boat trip walk around notre dame de la garde count
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
....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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.