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Skip the Line Ticket: Chateau d'If in Marseille
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Skip the Line Ticket: Chateau d'If in Marseille
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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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1 quai de la Fraternite, 13001 Marseille, France
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank psteer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BayAreaCAUSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray V
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BorisBru
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

The old fort and prison is worth seeing just for the views looking back to Marseille. Good to look around the island and see what life was like.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ianwebb75
Reviewed October 23, 2018

....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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Henningsund
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann P
Reviewed October 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bunny N
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 18, 2017|
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Response from Eric A | Reviewed this property |
We visited in February of 2016. The schedule was more limited then, but it was still a popular trip.
April 11, 2017|
Response from emafalc | Reviewed this property |
I' m sorry I don"t know. Maybe in website you can find this info.
April 11, 2017|
Response from Sally T | Reviewed this property |
I don't see any Pet's around the island........
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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
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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.
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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?
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March 06, 2014|
Response fromsval_100|
Thanks Qaminari!