Alexandre Dumas 3

The real Chateaux d’If is on the tiny island of If, just off the coast at Marseille. First a fortress and then a prison until the mid-19th century, Alexandre Dumas made the Chateau d’If famous when he used it as a setting in The Count of Monte Cristo. In the novel, Edmond Dantes escaped from the prison, although in reality no escapes were ever made.

Tourists can visit the island by boat from the Old Port of Marseille.

Chateau d'If Marseille

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