Step inside a literary classic when you visit the island fortress prison Château d’If, which was the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 novel _The Count of Monte Cristo_. Learn about the prisoners incarcerated here and get amazing views of the Vieux Port!
- * Mandatory security check * Dogs, big bags & suitcases aren't permitted * The ferries Le Bateau and CIES Maritimes connect the castle with Marseille's port. The ride is not included in this ticket Note: Visitor booklet guides are available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese and Portuguese. Free: Under 18s (accompanied, exl. school groups), EU citizens & French residents 18-25, disabled visitors + carer & French jobseekers, all with ID - timeslot must be reserved on the official website. * Show your smartphone ticket at the dedicated entrance * If the venue is closed on the day of your visit, for example due to bad weather conditions, please contact our customer support for a refund or a change of date * Here you can find the [timetable for the ferry Le Bateau](https://lebateau-frioul-if.fr/horaires) to the island and [for the ferry CIES Maritimes](https://www.calanques-if.com/en/) * Please note that during high season boats can be overbooked, so make sure to arrive before the last departure * Please wear appropriate footwear. The terrain can be slippery * Be aware of hot temperatures in summer * Cobbled ground outside has 50 steps. The staircase in the château has 100 steps
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