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Château d'If

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Tips from locals

March 29, 2014
superbe île à visiter - beautiful island to visit - hermosa isla para visitar
November 17, 2017
Discover the prison and the island of Monte Christo and Iron Mask.
July 13, 2020
The Château d'If is a fortress (later a prison) located on the island of If, the smallest island in the Frioul archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea about 1.5 kilometres offshore in the Bay of Marseille in southeastern France. It is famous for being one of the settings of Alexandre Dumas'…
July 9, 2013
Ancienne prison sur l'ile s'If d'où Edmond Dantes s'échappa dans Le compte de Monte Cristo. If Castle, a former prison, from where Edmond Dantes escaped in The Count of Monte Cristo
Robert & Marie
Robert & Marie
August 9, 2012
Island of Monte Cristo's jail. Dumas used this castle to write his celebrate book

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  1. Entire flat
  2. 3 beds
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Harbour / Marina
“Go for a boat trip on the Frioul’s Islands or the Château d'If: opportunity to discover local flora and fauna, but also a piece of history of the city, perched on a rock. Take to the sea for a real moment of escape which will allow you to taste the crystal-clear water, appreciate the seabed, but also explore the many remains present in this archipelago. Located in the Calanques National Park, they are now considered a Natura 2000 area by the European Union. The landscapes are a major asset of the Frioul archipelago. There are small sandy beaches and many beautiful coves. They are also home to welcoming shops and terraced restaurants around its sheltered port. By flashing a QR code on pic you can directly access of the shuttles for the islands website, or an aerial view video for a first taste or more information.”
  • 147 locals recommend
“important neo byzantin church from the end of the xix century with an amazing view on the city”
  • 476 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (Mucem) is a national museum located in Marseille. It opened on 7 June 2013, when Marseille was the European Capital of Culture. It has a total surface area of 45,000 square metres, including 4,900 square metres of exhibition space and 7,000 square metres of storerooms containing the museum's 350,000 or so references. A museum of society, the Mucem is devoted to the civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean. The exhibitions are based on various scientific advances: anthropology, archaeology, history, art history and contemporary art. The museum offers information on the ancient foundations of this basin of civilization, as well as the tensions that run through it up to the present day. Translated with (free version)”
  • 575 locals recommend
“From the Réformé church (up the Canebière) you can follow the Boulevard Longchamp where you can see nice example of old upper-class buildings to arrive to Palais Longchamp. The palais is worth visiting though it won't take you long. You can visit the "musee des beaux arts" as well as the natural history museum.”
  • 238 locals recommend
“The location (Panier neighbourhood) and the structure themselves are nice for a casual stroll. La Vieille Charité has consistently exceptional exhibits. ”
  • 178 locals recommend
1 Quai de la Fraternité
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 13001
Phone+33 6 03 06 25 26