Located about a nautical mile from Marseille, the Château d'If, perched on a 3-hectare limestone islet, has stood since the 16the century, when Francis Ier decided to build a fortress to defend the kingdom of France from foreign invasions by sea.The castle’s geographical location and architecture made it an ideal prison from which it is impossible to escape except the legendary Edmond Dantés, Count of Monte Christo, hero of the world-famous literary work of Alexandre Dumas.
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If and graffiti
The castle of If and the forts of Marseille by Nicolas Faucherre and Jean-Paul Brighelli