The sea's old castle is still attractive after years, entering the viewing space is quite large, admire the imagination of the designer.
Chateau d’If is located on a small limestone island of 3 hectares 3.5 miles away from the old port of Marseille. It is a 28-meter square building with 3 cylindrical towers with wide shooting holes on the wall. Chateau d’If was originally proposed by King Francis I of France to strengthen the defense of Marseille. It was completed in 1531 and was used as a prison soon after it was built.
In 1844, the French literary master Dumas completed the creation of "The Count of Monte Cristo" with the background of Chateau d'Eve. The protagonist Duntis was framed and arrested and imprisoned. This prison is the famous Chateau d'If.
Chateau d’If is worth a visit. It’s a quick boat ride from the port of Marseille and the return boat is on time. The entire castle is legendary because of the depiction of Dumas. This point has a very clear orientation in the visit experience. In addition to introducing military, political and cultural overviews in the castle, the cells in which the characters in the novel are held are also marked. At the same time, there is an introduction to the surrounding ecology on the island, as well as an island history. In the off-season, there are very few people. Generally, walking around and watching the flowers will finish soon. This kind of place really needs to be prepared in advance to discover the fun, otherwise it will become a visit here.
A castle building guarded by the sea. This unique castle looks very cold. It is a unique building without windows. The castle is also quite tall. The huge reefs are also distributed in many places. The value of this castle is also very good.
Standing on the beach of Marseille, you can see a small gray island in the sea surrounded by rocks like an axe. On the rock stands a castle with three towers. This is how many times the baptism of war has been baptized by Dumas The castle of Yves, written magically in The Count of Monte Cristo. You can take a yacht to the island from the port. This small island less than 200 meters long and less than 168 meters wide is made of limestone. The path leading to the platform on the island is the deep "Nine Curved Corridor" surrounded by tall and thick walls. Every few steps will be blocked by high walls and gates. You need to turn to the right and the path is tortuous, as if traveling in a deep mountain canyon. At the end of the stone steps, it is a platform with an area of about two or three acres. This is the fortress of Fort If. To enter the Chateau d'If, you need to pass an ancient wooden bridge very similar to the ancient Chinese city suspension bridge. The castle is built of gray sand and stone, with round forts on both sides and a square in the middle. In the center is a small patio surrounded by high walls, only a square sky can be seen. There are stone steps on all sides, and the walls on both sides of the stone steps have hole-like windows and iron gates with iron fences, which are the prison cells for prisoners. Walking down, through the dark, narrow corridor, not far from each other are two dungeons with very thick iron gates. The dungeons are gloomy and cold. There was only a small window on one wall with a finger-thick iron fence erected on it. Through the small window, only a large blue sky could be seen. One of them has a hole in the wall one foot above the ground for a person. It is said that there were prisoners digging holes here in an attempt to escape, but it is a pity that the walls of Chateau d’Eve are so thick and the sea is surging outside the fort. The prisoners who come in are indeed hard to fly. These two cells are exactly the dungeon where Alexandre Faria and Duntis were imprisoned by Alexandre Dumas. "The Count of Monte Cristo" overwhelmed readers from all over the world, and also made Chateau d'If unwittingly famous. Everyone who came to the castle and saw the dungeons admired the author's spirit of digging materials, extraordinary imagination and excellent expression ability.
In the book "Count of Mount Quito", Alexandre Dumas arranged Chateau d’If, in France, as a prison for Edmund Duntis and his friend Elder Faria. Now the shadow of the illusory Count of Monte Cristo is all inside. Photos of Alexandre Dumas and posters of various films and novels of the Count of Monte Cristo were posted everywhere. The cell hall was showing footage of Duntis’ escape from Eve Castle, and even a small hole was cut into the wall of the cell. It is true that his old man dug up.