Practical information

Check this page in advance of your venue. Have a nice visit!

You will be safe

  • Proof of full vaccination is required to access the monument for anyone older than 16 years old. The presentation of a health pass is mandatory for young people aged 12 to 15 years old.
  • Please note that facial mask is compulsory.
  • Hydro-alcoholic gel will be at your disposal.

Opening hours

April 1st - September 30th :
10.30 AM - 6 PM

October 1st - March 30th :
10.30 AM - 5.15 PM
closed on Monday

Attention : due to the weather, If Castle may not open its doors. 


Individual Rates : 6€



Under 18 years (family and outside school groups)

18-25 years (nationals of European Union countries and non-European regular residents on French territory)

Disabled person and accompanying person

Job seeker (on presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months)

Education Pass (valid)

Voir les conditions de gratuité


The ticket is not included in the sea crossing.


If (postmail) Château d'If
B.P. 70411
13177 Marseille CEDEX 20
Ph. : 33 / 06 03 06 25 26 / 06 80 52 75 96Fax : 04 42 96 14 37
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 43.2798Longitude : 5.3251Plan your route


Embarquement au Vieux Port (bas de la Cannebière) : Quai de la Fraternité (anciennement Quai des Belges) // Compagnies maritimes : le bateau Frioul If, Croisières Marseille Calanques, Icard Maritime. Prix de la traversée en supplément de l'accès à l'île. Ticket pour la visite du château et de l'île à payer une fois arrivé sur le site.

Services and offers

Visitor offers

  • Walk-in
  • flyer visit
  • Closing of the Provençal hut
  • Visit app available for free on Apple Store and Google Play
  • Youth visit booklet available at the monument reception and for download
  • Video on the history of If Castle available on the tour

Conditions of visit

  • Drinking alcohol, throwing stones at gulls and throwing stones at ramparts and terraces are prohibited.
  • No swimming


  • Rough terrain. Slippery ground: provide adequate footwear
  • Be aware of the heat in the summer
  • Calade with 50 steps
  • In the castle: 100 steps
  • Rest Areas
  • Washrooms
  • The site is not accessible to RMCs
  • Application available
  • Parking
  • Chiens guides et d'assistance autorisés Assistance dogs welcome
  • Toilettes Restroom
  • Librairie-boutique Gift and book shop
  • Restaurant Restaurant


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