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In the footsteps of the Count of Monte-Christo.

In Marseille, you will find one of the city's most famous monuments in the sea: the Château d'If is the famous fortress where history meets legend.
Built by Francis I who wanted a stronghold on the island, the Château d'If was not very effective at protecting Marseille, and was turned into a state prison in 1634.
Since then, the Château d'If has housed many famous prisoners, both real and fictional. Yet, perhaps more so than Mirabeau - the man in the Iron Mask - it undoubtedly owes its fame to Edmond Dantès, Alexandre Dumas's famous Count of Monte Christo.


It should be noted that animals are not allowed, even on a leash, and access is difficult for people with reduced levels of mobility.

From Tuesday 4 April to Monday 2 October 2017 :
- Every day, from 10:00 to 18:00
From Tuesday 3 October to Sunday 31 December 2017 :
- From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00

Admission prices :
- Full price : 5.5 €
- Reduced price : 4.5 €
- Up to 25 years : Free

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
Boat departs from the Vieux Port (bottom of La Cannebière) - Quai de la Fraternité (formerly Quai des Belges) in Marseille
Closed from 15th September to 31st March

Guides are present every day and offer guided tours for the general public every 30 minutes. Groups must book in advance for guided tours.



Address
Château d'If fortress
1, quai de la Fraternité
Embarcadère Frioul If Express
13001 Marseille

Phone number
04 91 59 02 30

Fax
04 91 59 05 62

com@monuments-nationaux.fr

Website
http://if.monuments-nationaux.fr/

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