Marseille - Chateau d'If
This is a small island off the coast that you will have to take a small boat to get to. The boat ride to the island is fun and it allows you to get some great pictures of the shore. Expect it to take 20 minutes each way to get there and back. When you arrive to the island you’ll finally be close enough to the famous château that was once a political fortress for protection and at one point turned into a prisoner. Here you’ll get to learn about the history behind it and also a little about the famous Count of Monte Cristo who was during one time imprisoned here.
The castle itself was not all that impressive; I liked seeing the Mediterranean and the just walking around on the island more. The only thing that made the trip really enjoyable was the guide who told a lot of history about the place and made the tour very interesting.
One important detail to remember is that Chateau is closed on Mondays! So make sure you don’t plan your trip for a Monday! [more]
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