Le Château d'If

Made famous by Dumas' novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, le Château d'If was built from 1516 to 1529 on a small island just off Marseille and has seen more use as a prison than as a fortress. In 1701 Vauban visited and had a small guard house built next to the castle. He described the fortifications as being poorly made and having many imperfections.

Le Château d'If
Le Château d'If Detail of the medieval castle.
Le Château d'If
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