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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$7.13*
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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
+33 4 91 59 02 30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn’t expecting too much with Château d'If and was pleasantly surprised and quite liked it, despite nearly knocking myself out on one of the corbels while walking up the steps. From the top of the building there are excellent views of Marseille and the other...More

1  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great 2 hours were spent by us walking around and reading about the history of this ancient fortification. There is a coffee shop and very clean toilets on the island too. Catch a boat from Vieux Port, you can include the island Frioul for...More

Thank Kay R
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Sometimes you can’t really explain in words what it’s like to see a famous place that you learned about in school, on TV, or in a book. It was just such a cool experience to see the Chateau d’If growing larger and larger as the...More

Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a pleasant few hours on the island visiting the Chateau. Great views of Marseille and great historic site. When we visited the restaurant was open and had refreshments before climbing the Chateau. Good afternoon and a great contrast to the bustle of Marseille

Thank jmp3141
Reviewed 6 August 2018

It is a nice 2-3 hours of something different in Marseille. We stayed 2 nights 3 days here and this was a welcome part of our trip

Thank Jisagod2u
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The boat trip over and the climb up to the fort are terrific, there are a lot of well described bits of the History , in English as well as French if you are monoglot,though to be fair if you understand French you will get...More

1  Thank Imeccentric
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Super quick boat ride from Old Port. Great fun walking through all the prison cells esp related to the story of Count of Monte Cristo. Great views of Marseille from the upper levels. If you have time then have a beer at the bar with...More

1  Thank Chergesheimer
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting castle which served as a prison in older days. Dumas used this as place for his fictive character Edmond Dantes, who escaped and turned into The Count of Montecristo.

Thank Gerhard K
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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.
12 April 2017|
Response from emafalc | Reviewed this property |
I' m sorry I don"t know. Maybe in website you can find this info.
12 April 2017|
Response from Sally T | Reviewed this property |
I don't see any Pet's around the island........