Here you can find our top tips for planning your visit to the château d'If.
> Self guided tours
With visitors guide in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese and Portuguese
Visit of château and island
Length of visit: 1½ hours
Accessibility for disabled visitors: please contact the monument for further information
> Guided tours
Guided tours available in low and high season
Five guided history tours at set times (please contact the monument directly for dates and times)
Reservation for groups only
Length of visit: 30 mins.
In French, English, German and Italian
Length of visit: 1½ hours including the tour of the island and two crossings (20 mins. each)
Booking required: 8 days in advance Marseille Tourist Information Centre
Tel 0826 500 500 / Fax 04 91 13 89 20
- Gift and book shop
- Drinks vending machine
- The restaurant "Marseille en Face" is open from April to October
- Parking available at the old port
> Visiting conditions
Visitors are prohibited from consuming alcohol, throwing stones at the seagulls and throwing stones from the ramparts and terraces.
> Advice for a comfortable visit:
The terrain is uneven. The ground can be slippery: wear appropriate footwear
Be careful of hot temperatures in summer months
- Cobbled ground with 50 steps
- In the château: 100 steps
- No audio guides available but a film is screened.
- Rest areas
The site is not accessible to mobility-impaired visitors.
Tactile model and visitor document in Braille available.
The film is subtitled.
The site is accessible to visitors with Developmental or Learning Disabilities and visually-impaired visitors.