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A place apart

Well worth a visit to these lovely islands ... buy a combined ticket and visit the chateau d'If on... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Gillingham, United Kingdom
Beautiful Island

Worth going here for the boat journey alone. Wonderful views of the port and of the Chateaux Ilf... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had a stroller and a toddler and were told to wait in a certain queue, front of the line. When the boat arrived, the attendants boarded everyone else before us instead. Complete disregard for families. The boat also took the water too hard and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ErikKemper
Reviewed 3 October 2018

anyone visiting Marseilles should take the Frioul If Express from Vieux Port to the islands that is only 30 min boat ride away. The islands are beautiful but expensive. The boat connections are frequent and very reasonable. I visited in 2015

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Well worth a visit to these lovely islands ... buy a combined ticket and visit the chateau d'If on the way to Frioul where you can enjoy a meal by the pleasant harbour and swim in the clear waters after a walk to the quiet...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PilgrimfromRTW
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Worth going here for the boat journey alone. Wonderful views of the port and of the Chateaux Ilf (which we couldnt visit on the day due to rough sea) Lovely eateries here and nice for a walk to see the views. Also a small road...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 731Karen_H
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I had a whale of a time taking this ferry service out to the Îles du Frioul. The boat was fast and more spacious than you’d expect — it looked sort of small from on land — and it was a beautiful ride out there...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We were told that chateau d'If was something we should see, so we went to this company and talked to them about the possibilities. After one day of bad wind we manage to get to the If Island, that was not problem, we bought our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JorgeNorway
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

No issue with the boat trip itself and there are regular crossings, which is helpful since it is the only way to get to Frioul and Chateau If, but the queues for the ticket office can be long, and there’s very little shade. You can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 676claref
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a boat trip one must do once in Marseilles buy a city pass and you can do this trip visiting two lovely island of the archipelago of Marseilles .

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Angela C
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The island and castle of If are worth a visit, really beautiful and well maintained castle with a souvenir shop and cafe. However, this ferry operator offers a very poor service, they do not respect their own time table at all (with perfect weather), they...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Gatdiurn
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Buy tickets in the kiosk and queue for 20 mins before departure time. The boat then takes you through the old port and out to sea. If the chateau d’if is open it stops there and then Frioul. The day we went the return ferry...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Bernardette A
23 November 2016|
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Response from hlawlor24 | Reviewed this property |
Chateau d'if and Frioul Archipelago are the only two islands that are accessible via the ferry. They would both be great places to bring an 8 year old. From my understanding the other smaller islands are only accessible by... More