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Tickets to Château d’If

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Tour the island fortress prison of Chateau d’If that inspired, "The Count of Monte Cristo" at your own pace to this eerie yet stunning monument!


  • Explore a perfectly-preserved historical monument on the Mediterranean coastline and learn plenty of historic tales.

  • Gasp at the eerie landmark that inspired the 19th-century novel, The Count of Monte Cristo.

  • As you walk through the monument, you’ll see old graffiti by past prisoners across the walls.

  • Gain a better understanding of why this fort was built in the first place.

  • Fun Fact: This mythical landmark inspired the popular novel, The Count of Monte Cristo (which was translated worldwide) and 23 films.


  • Entry to Château d’If


  • Ferry ride to the island

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled. However, they can be rescheduled up to 0 hours before the experience begins.

ratings & reviews

9.7K Ratings
Sebastian Sachs


Jul, 2023
The explanation on the homepage was clear and the entrance quickly found. A sign would have been good, so that we would have seen the fast entrance immediately.
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Jay Cochrane


Jun, 2023
Having read the count of monte cristo, it was amazing to visit Chateau D'If. Absolutely loved it, paid tribute to Dumas and of course Edmond Dantes and Abbey Faria! Boat ride out was lovely and took 25mins. We stayed of the island for an hour and it was the right amount of time as the Chateau is only small. Recommend
Marjolein van Oers


Aug, 2023
We bought tickets but the castle was closed. I sent an email and they responded fast and refund our money. Excellent company. If there's an new opportunity I would book again.
Ken Parsonage


Jul, 2023
Speedy, easy to navigate the web site to make the purchases we wanted. Trouble-free experience.
MELIARD Chrystelle


Jun, 2023
A wonderful visit to the castle. Young and old are delighted
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These tickets are valid until 23 May, 2025.

Perched upon a rocky island on the Mediterranean sits the world-renowned island fort that is Chateau d’If. Right opposite Marseille’s Vieux Port, feel surrounded by a blanket of this city’s history. Immortalized as a landmark in the famous novel from the 19th century, The Count of Monte Cristo, you don’t want to skip out on this opportunity to tour the insides.

This fort was built in 1524 as a prison by François I. With time, it gained the terrifying reputation of being the dying ground for those who resisted and opposed royal power. But the Château d’If was actually built for other noble reasons, the priority of which was given to the safety of Marseilles. Travel back in time and find yourself in the 16th century and relive scenes from the novel and movies in this iconic prison.

Important Information

  • Please note that there is free admission during the following days: European Heritage Days on the third weekend of Sep, and every first Monday of the month from Nov to Mar.

  • Please note that there is free admission for EU residents under the age of 26 and for anyone else under the age of 18.

  • This ticket has no audio guides available. However, you will enjoy a subtitled film screened during your visit.

  • All guests are required to follow the safety instructions indicated at the entrance of the monument strictly.

  • Please note that some spaces might remain closed for safety reasons.

  • The last sea shuttle towards the castle departs at 3:15 PM.

  • The experience is not accessible for people with mobility issues.

Operating Hours

Apr 1 to Sep 30

  • Daily: 10:30am to 6pm

October 1 to Mar 31

  • Daily: 10:30am to 5:15pm (Closed on Mon)

  • Closed on January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.

  • Kindly be advised that the admission to the monument is free on the first Sunday of each month, specifically from November to March.

  • Free admission will be granted to the monument during the third weekend of September, specifically on September 16th and 17th, 2023.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the venue

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can redeem the tickets directly at the entrance of the attraction: Château d’If

  • Address: Embarcadère Frioul If, 1 Quai de la Fraternité, 13001 Marseille, France

  • Take a ferry ride or a sea shuttle to reach the island

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Ferry

  • The nearest ferry terminal is Ile d'If. It is at a quick 1-min walking distance from the attraction.

  • Board ferry #1 to get you there.


These tickets are open-dated. Enter anytime within the operating hours.

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