Built on a rocky island off the Mediterranean in 1524 by the order of Francis I, the Château d' If was built to protect the coasts of the Phocaean city from invasion. Because of its isolation, the Fortress of the Isle of If became for four centuries a prison where are imprisoned crooks, Protestants and banished sick people. There was also the prisoner José Custodio Faria, immortalized in the legendary Count of Monte Cristo.
Buy your tickets online in advance on Ticketeaser to visit this oldest royal fortification in the Friuli archipelago. This building has several dark cells, including the famous dungeon called "condemned to death" located at the height of the third step of the staircase of the keep. Its round path offers a panoramic view on the harbour of Marseille.
|From 2nd Jauary to 1st April||
Open every day from 10h to 17h
|From 2nd April to 30th September|
Open every day from 10h to 18h
|From 2nd October to 31st December||
Open every day except Mondays from 10h to 17h
Closed: January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and 11th and December 25th.
Cancellation conditions: tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.