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Castle of If, Marseille
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An impressive castle, Castle of If was the setting for Alexandre Dumas' adventure novel "The Count of Monte Cristo." This three-story building is 28 m (91 ft) high, situated on an island, and bordered by three towers with large gun embrasures. The castle never weathered an actual attack, though, and was eventually transformed into a prison. French Protestants were sent there in the early 19th century. The castle was converted into a public museum in 1890. It can now be reached by boat from Marseille's old port. Using our custom trip planner, Marseille attractions like Castle of If can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very nice view on the castle of If since our Lady of the guard. In season, feel free to visit it more closely
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  • Just minutes by ferry from the port of Marseille, this Fort is a fascinating place already, the view over the city and the Islands is wonderful. Not to be missed!
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  • Old fortress converted into prison. Places recounted in the novel the count of monte cristo. You arrive by boat from porto (20 minutes, turns a 45 minutes at most) don't miss
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