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Chateau d'If, Marseille

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An impressive castle, Chateau d'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 Chateau d'If can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nice walk of 20 minutes by boat to visit a small island which has served in prison and you do think about the film by Monte Cristo. Boat to take on the dock of the old Harbour, beautiful sea view on Marseille.
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  • Excellent output between friends family quiet and beautiful scenery ideal for this change ideas
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  • The chateau d'if is a fortification built on the orders of the King François Ier. Essentially, she served as prison for its 400 years of official use. Made famous by the novel by Alexandre Dumas, the count of Monte Cristo, it is one of the most visited sites in the city of Marseille. It was classified as a historical monument. The castle is located on an island of the archipelago of Friuli, which is made up of four islands. The total reached 200 hectares, located about 4 km off the coast of Marseille. Apart from its history, it has nothing more to do.
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  • Cool, but not amazing. If you like old forts, it's cool. The views of Marseille are great. If you can get the ferry tickets at a good price, it's worth it.
  • Beautiful, but very small. The exhibits inside are pretty good, especially the one about the rhino
  • Great place to visit, however poorly documented, some rooms don't match the leaflet. Overlapping of fact and fiction. Be careful as flooring and paths can be difficult to walk on. Pleasant boat trip.
  • Interesting spot. Worth seeing if you are into Monte Cristo story.
  • Breathtaking view. All around a Great experience. Definetly check it Out while around Marseille!