Museums & monuments

Ticket for the Château d'If in Marseille (13)

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Château d'If

Marseille 1st district (13)

  • 2 hours

Instant booking

You can cancel free of charge up to 48h before the date of the activity.

Activity description :

Amythical site, world-famous thanks to the 1844 novel Le Comte de Monte-Cristo , discover the Château d'If and its unique panorama. Off the coast of Marseille, this monument was attached to the Kingdom of France in 1480, and had a triple purpose: protection, surveillance and defense of the city.

Tour advantages :

  • Self-guided tour
  • Introduction to the tour at set times by tour guides
  • Tour application available free of charge on Apple Store and Google Play
  • Young visitors' booklet available at the monument reception desk and as a download
  • Video on the history of the Château d'If available on the tour route

Opening hours :

  • Open all year round
  • Between October 1 and March 31: 10:30-17:15, closed on Mondays
  • April 1 to end September: 10:30-18:00 daily
  • Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25
  • In the event of bad weather, the Château d'If is closed

Conditions of use :

  • Admission with tickets, on mobile or paper, on the day of the visit
  • Please note that the price of the crossing is in addition to access to the island.


Entrance ticket

Price per person - From 18 years old or 26 years old for EU citizens



Boarding address:
8 rue Glandeves, 13001 Marseille

Access to Vieux Port boarding area :
- By car: 40 min from Aix-en-Provence via A51
- Bus 49, 55, 60: Vieux Port Ballard

Access to Ile d'If from the Vieux Port (bottom of the Cannebière):
- Compagnie Calanques If (April to October)
- Frioul If boat (all year round)

Know before you go

How to use your ticket :

  • Admission on presentation of purchased tickets
  • E-tickets accepted

Opening hours :

  • Open all year round
  • Between October 1 and March 31: 10:30am-5:15pm, closed on Mondays
  • Between April 1 and the end of September: 10.30am-6pm, daily
  • Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25
  • In case of bad weather, the Château d'If is closed.

Other information

  • Site not accessible to the disabled
  • Please note that tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation due to bad weather.
  • Toilets
  • Rest areas
  • 100 steps into the castle
  • Calade with 50 steps
  • Fairly uneven terrain: ground may be slippery
  • Swimming prohibited
  • No alcohol allowed
  • Free admission for under-18s and under-26s (European Union citizens and regular non-European residents of France)
  • Free admission every first Sunday of the month, from November to March inclusive
  • Free admission for all during the European Heritage Days, 3rd weekend in September (September 16 and 17, 2023)

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