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Alexandre Dumas made this prison island famous with "The Count of Monte Cristo" where his hero... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Lynne M
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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Superb service from the staff in hour of need!

My partner and I bought the boat tickets to both d'If and Frioul, thinking the extra 6Euro for both... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Alexandre Dumas made this prison island famous with "The Count of Monte Cristo" where his hero, Edmund Dantes escapes in a canvas bag taken from a dead prisoner. One of the first international best sellers, the novel is based on a true story that Dumas...More

1  Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The boat trip is nice, but the Chateau d'If is boring apart from the view. A must do tourist attraction, but very boring.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

My partner and I bought the boat tickets to both d'If and Frioul, thinking the extra 6Euro for both stops would cover the entry fee to the castle. It doesn't - it's another 6 Euro (ish) on top, and we only had an hour on...More

3  Thank EricaVeee
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Purchase combined tickets for Chateau d'If and the Frioul Islands from the kiosk on the quay at Vieux-Port. Cannot purchase days in advance as the trip is dependent on the weather conditions at sea. First stop, approximately ten minutes, on the ferry is the Chateau....More

4  Thank 720jackson5
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is a great place to go from Marseiller - takes half a day easily. You can finish it earlier but need to plan your boat rides wisely. The view of Mareiller harbour from boat is great. Plus, entry to monument for students (below 26...More

1  Thank sahilblues
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We bought a combined boat ticket at the ticket office at the old harbour (combination is chateau d'If and Frioul). We pre booked the tickets as the queues are really long and get worse later in the day. When arriving at the island one pays...More

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