Practical information

Here you'll find all the practical information you need to prepare your visit to the château d'If.

l'île d'If dans la rade de Marseille

Opening hours

April 1 to September 30
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

October 1 to March 31
10 a.m. - 5.15 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Please note: in case of bad weather, the If Castle is not open. 

Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.

Exceptional closure on 8 May 2024


The rates announced below are valid from January, 1 2024.

The ticket gives you access to the entire monument.

Ticket office


For individuals


Individual ticket

7 €

Twin tickets


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Free admission

  • Under 18s (families and school groups excluded)
  • 18-25 years (European Union nationals and regular non-European residents in France)
  • Disabled person and accompanying adult
  • Jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old)
  • Valid Education Pass
  • First Sunday of the month, from November to March

    See details of free admission conditions below.


Visitors eligible for free admission

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Group rate

5,50 €
  • From 20 paying adults


Tools for your visit

Visit Booklet

Booklet for young people in English available for sale at the monument reception desk



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Sea crossing not included.

Payment method

  • cash
  • credit cards (strongly recommended)
  • Culture check
  • chèques-vacances (ANCV)
  • chèque Lire (only in stores)

Access and transport

Château d'If

île d'If
13007 Marseille


Boarding from the Vieux Port (lower Cannebière)

Shipping companies:

  • Calanques If (April to November): possibility of purchasing admission to the château at the same time as the crossing.

See company website

  • Frioul If boat (year-round): the ticket for the château visit is payable on arrival at the site.

See company website

Price of crossing in addition to island access

Visiting services and conditions


Visit conditions

  • It is forbidden to drink alcohol, to throw stones at the gulls and to throw stones from the ramparts and terraces.
  • Swimming prohibited
  • Knives and aerosols are prohibited
    There are no lockers on the island. Suitcases and large backpacks are prohibited.
  • If Island is part of the Calanques National Park. It is forbiden to throw up your waste on the island. Please note that there are no trash cans on the island !


  • Fairly uneven terrain. Ground can be slippery: bring appropriate footwear.
  • Be aware of the heat in summer.
  • Many steps
  • Rest areas
  • Toilets
  • The site is not accessible to PRM

Disabled access

Find out more about our services and facilities for disabled visitors.

Consult the dedicated page.

Vigipirate plan


To ensure the safety of visitors, the monument applies the preventive measures decided by the government for public administrations. Find More