"Chateau d'If" Le Port-Marly Things to Do Tip by Dabs

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  Chateau d'If
by Dabs

I have no idea whether you can visit the interior of the Chateau d'If, which is on the grounds of the Chateau de Monte-Cristo, since we only had time to rush through the main chateau, the chateau d'If is a smaller building on the grounds that served as Dumas' study where he wrote. The facade is carved with the titles of his works and decorated with sculptures of some of his fictional heroes.

The real Chateau d'If is a fortress built by Francois I located on the island of If off the Marseille coast, it was later used as a prison and was unescapable. The Chateau d'If was made famous by Dumas' novel "The Count of Monte Cristo", his characters Edmond Dantes (the count) and Abbe Faria did escape the unescapable prison.

Website: http://www.chateau-monte-cristo.com/en/presentation/chateau.html

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  • Written Sep 27, 2011
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