Frioul Island, off the coast of Marseille, is home to the iconic Château d’If, a historic fortress built in the early Renaissance. This majestic castle, famous for its role in Alexandre Dumas’ novel Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, has become one of Marseille’s most visited tourist sites. When you visit the island, you’ll discover a captivating blend of history and legend. Explore the towers, ramparts and cells of this fearsome prison, where historical figures and opponents of the regime were locked up. Admire engravings by former prisoners and soak up the atmosphere steeped in history. From the terrace of the Grande Tour, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Frioul archipelago, the surrounding calanques and the magnificent city of Marseille. A visit to the Château d’If and Frioul Island promises an unforgettable experience combining culture, history and breathtaking panoramas.