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
Schedules for low season: 11:40 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Guided tours take place in the courtyard of the castle.
Reservation for groups only
Length of visit: 30 mins.
Schedules for high season (from april to end of september): 11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
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.