Did a day trip of the Harbour off the cruise ship. You can’t but help to be impressed by such a beautiful building
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It is a beautiful and very peaceful spot and definitely worth a visit however I felt that after 45 minutes I was done looking around and could have done with a small cafe or a gift shop to spend some time in warmth waiting for...More
We were a group of 12 people just for a day here, so we want to visit the island. I saw in trip advisor that there is a skip the line tickets and I buy for the whole group. When we arrive with the boat,...More
I joined the many people cruising to this island and enjoyed seeing the tombs and prisons and reading the history of this chateau. Coming from Australia where there are very few (if any) structures built in the 15th century to view, it is fascinating to...More
1 hour queue to buy ticket, then further 1/2 hour wait for boat to take us to this isle. Only 20-30 mins boat trip to Isle. I think Chateau d'if is unsuitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs, as lots of steps once you get off the boat, to...More
The Chateau d'If famously features in Dumas's the Count of Monte Cristo, and if you didn't realise that before visiting the fact will have been hammered home afterwards! Having said that the building itself is impressive and there is almost a knowing self-mockery about it's...More
One should not have great expectation for the trip to Chateau d'If - after all, Edmond Dantes only exists in fiction. The feeling after visiting the empty cells was just like looking at empty tombs of long ago - hardly any emotion could be generated....More
You can walk freely through the ancient fortress choosing to admire the stonework fortress built into the island. It is easy to see hoe this would have been the first line of defense for Marseille. Ferry provides inexpensive transportation. Outdoor cafe available.
Definitely do this ferry ride ( from the main old port of Marseille) It's a lovely short trip and fascinating to see the history and view the city from the harbour.