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Marseille

Chateau d'If

Île d'If
Marseille, 13007, France
TEL: 33 4 91 46 54 65

Never mind the fancy name, the "château" is actually a former prison—the Mediterranean equivalent of Alcatraz. Built in the 16th century, the island jail was the setting for Dumas's classic The Count of Monte Cristo. Today, the guards have been replaced with guides. There's also a museum of the prison's history.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Free Days
  • Guided Tours
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Picnic Area Available
  • Parking Available
  • Restrooms
  • Self-Guided Tours
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