All year long
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.
Admission prices :
- Full price : 6 €
- Reduced price : 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.