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Castle of If, Marseille
(3.9/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I liked the visit by the echo of, take a boat to an island in which the only thing there is Castle and its strength. Good views from the Castle, and lots of history in it. Okay to go with children because it is not heavy and is well taken care of.
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  • Abbe Faria, Edmond Dantes, without hesitation, not as nice as pilgrims or Porquerolle but a stopover before Friuli: looks to the South, the detached Island Mayor, the colourful square sail is Protis: three thousand years behind Mayor's Riou: the boat that burns brought the plague, the great Saint Antoine, 400 years ago
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  • Not to be missed. Unfortunately, like all things in Marseille is little valued. Or rather little incentive. We have struggled to be able to visit. Attention to these times. You have to go in the morning. On Monday closed
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