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Beautiful scenery and a number of really good walks

Regrettably the Chateau d'If was closed on the day were planned to go, so we took the ferry to Ile... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Sydney, Australia
Great Island Worth Exploring - Just Remember to Avoid the Tourist Traps next to the docking point.

We had a gorgeous day to spend on the island, which we reached by a crowded ferry. We'd neglected... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
San Diego, California
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

Regrettably the Chateau d'If was closed on the day were planned to go, so we took the ferry to Ile de Frouil instead and it was terrific. Lots of ruins to explore, a range of places to eat (mostly closed in winter but some still...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We had a gorgeous day to spend on the island, which we reached by a crowded ferry. We'd neglected to bring a lunch with us, so we ended up eating an early dinner at one of the tourist traps(restaurants) that face the dock. Specifically, we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

A lovely little Island with it's own colourful scheme. Has various activities including Kayaking. Stunning views and water!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nataliel898
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

It's 10.80 euros the round trip from the old port and you have to walk quite a bit from the office stand to get to the boat. In the Frioul harbor isn't much to do. The view is nice, there are several restaurants and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank victorj743
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

So firstly the visit to If castle is a must! Lovely short boat ride with fabulous views of Marseille. Great to explore the place. As for Ile de Frioul- very disappointed. I’m guessing we must have been just out of season. We went on a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mollyrobo
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

These islands have such stunning natural beauty, and it makes for a really pleasant opportunity to explore some of the local environment. If you want to see some calanques while you’re in Marseille but don’t have enough time to get all the way out to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Very nice island which is actually habited and offers nice beaches, nice bars and restaurants and a small port. If u have little time only, you can take the "petit train" for a small tour. Cost only 4 euros

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank gerhardk497
Reviewed July 24, 2018

visited in the late afternoon as it was very hot. Had a lovely walk out to a beach. The views were great as was the boat trip out. Would highly recommend a trip

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank walkingsue
Reviewed July 9, 2018

we went here as a group this place is lovely if you love piece and quiet love swimming there are a couple of lovely restaurants on the island aswell

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank deval33
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The Frioul islands are a great getaway from Marseille--you feel very far away from the city when you're there since there are no cars, and you have a direct access to the sea. Go early, buy tickets online and bring a pic-nic lunch. Stay for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank elizproff
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