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This famous fortress, standing on a rocky island off the coast of Marseille, was immortalised by Alexandre Dumas in The Count of Monte Cristo as the prison where the novel’s hero, Edmond Dantes, was incarcerated before ultimately escaping. The...more
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Ok so it can be tricky to know were to get the tickets and were the boats leave from as its a huge harbour with loads of different trips/company's. If you head to the corner of the harbour were you will see a MacDonald's next...More
It is a standalone island where the French built a prison way back in the mid-1800'
This is like our Alcatraz, so close but so far away for the crooks and for Clint Eastwood to escape.
They say it is 2 miles away but the...More
The Chateau d’If was on my wishlist on going to Marseilles, so the visit was an experience I relished and actually getting there by boat was fun. This is the famed prison of Edmond Dantes in the Count of Monte Cristo. Dumas must have given...More
We were unlucky with the weather: it was raining a lot and a bit stormy and thus, all trips to the island were cancelled.
Though since the boat service was still running to the Frioul, we took the ship and enjoyed the island and the...More
....than to view Marseille from Chateau d'If. The boat trip was fine, but the museum was very "old fashion", quite a boring experience. But the restaurant outside Chateau d'If was very nice, excellent service.
Only a short ferry ride out from the Vieux Port at only 10€ for the ticket and entry into the Château (16€ if over 25). Really interesting if you’re into the history and literary history of France! Guide leaflets available in loads of different languages....More
There are 2 ferry companies, with different boats, timetables and departure locations, so take care. We took the boat from right inside the old port, with a ticket booth, and the boats tied up right next door. The other company goes from near the Fort...More
We took the first boat of the day from the port to the island (25min)
a very interesting trip and good for a morning
there is also a café on site too but is a little expensive epically the bottled water so take your own...More
Amazing Island with lots of history, lovely cafe/restaurant on the Island also. Very well preserved and the trips to and from are very organised. Note that the boat rides do not include the entrance to the Castle.
Our family (2 adults and 2 teenagers under 16) plan on going to Versailles on the last Saturday in May. We will be staying in Paris, taking a day trip, and want to see the fountains and gardens of Versailles as well as the Chateau. I know that I need 2 Forfait Loisirs Chateau De Versailles for the 2 adults. However, what I need for the teenagers is confusing. I know they get in free to the Chateau. However, do they need tickets to see the fountain show or other parts of the Chateau? If...More
May 05, 2008|
Response fromDonna K|
You can purchase advance audio guide tickets for the kids at any FNAC with a ticket counter. When you go to the RER to purchase Forfait Loisir passes for yourselves, you receive tickets to the Chateau and separate transport tickets. Just ask for round trip tickets for the kids. As far as I know, there is a charge only for the audio guide for those under 18.
Is it possible to do Chateau d'If & Aix Provence in one day? (1 Replies)
We'll be disembarking at the cruise terminal at 8:00am and have to be back on by 5:00pm. Is it possible to see Aix and take the boat to Chateau d'If during that time frame? Planning on needing 3 hours max for Chateau d'If travel and exploring. Who's been to both or done Aix before and could give me first-hand wisdom?
June 03, 2016|
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dinant to Chateau de Freyr (2 Replies)
Hi Qaminari / other experts !!! I am planning a day trip to Dinant / Namur and want to visit this Chateau if it is not too much of a hassle. Are there any boats from Dinant to the Chateau and back ? Thanks