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Château d'If in Marseille, tour

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Full price : 6 €
- Reduced price : 5 €
- Up to 25 years : Free

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

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

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 91 59 02 30

04 91 59 05 62
Email :
com@monuments-nationaux.fr

Public transportation :
Boats from the Old Port, shuttle service runs from April to September.

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

Mood : To learn

Additional Information
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.

Description

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.

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Full price : 6 €
- Reduced price : 5 €
- Up to 25 years : Free

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

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

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 91 59 02 30
04 91 59 05 62

Email :
com@monuments-nationaux.fr

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

Mood : To learn

Public transportation :
Boats from the Old Port, shuttle service runs from April to September.