"Carmen and the Count of Monte Cristo" Top 5 Page for this destination Marseille by Nemorino
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Two highlights of my visit to Marseille were a performance of the opera Carmen at the Municipal Opera House and a boat trip out to the island of If (that’s really what it’s called) to see the formidable castle where Edmond Dantès was imprisoned in the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
My lead photo shows Marseille as seen from the doorway of the Château d’If, where Dantès spent fourteen long years before he finally escaped -- something no one ever did in real life.
Another highlight was a guided walking tour of the Panier district, Marseille’s Old Town. We had a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide from the Marseille tourist office.
I have made a loop of the tips from this guided walking tour, so if you would like to join us and follow the tour in the order we took it, you can easily do so by clicking on the links at the bottom of each tip.
I have also made a loop joining all the tips that have to do with the Frioul Islands, including the Île d’If, Vauban, François I and the Count of Monte Cristo:
The first opera house on this site was the Grand Théâtre de Marseille, which was begun on July 14 (the French national... more travel advice
As soon as the Frioul If Express leaves the harbor it suddenly speeds up and leaves Marseille behind in its wake. ... more travel advice
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