Sightseeing route in Les Îles / If Island

Les Îles / Île d’If

【Islands description】

Those Islands are located near Marseille. So, you visit there by ferry. Les Îles is composed by Ratonneau Island and Frioul Island. You can find “Calanques” which is the rocky coast we can find in this region. In If Island, there is a prison where many political offenses were accommodated and many travelers visit for the sightseeing at present.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 4 h 30

【Budget】

 22.70 euros (includes ferry)

Fatigue】

 ★★★★★

Sightseeing route】



【Start】

★You can take a ferry from Marseille to visit islands. It’s possible that the ferry is canceled due to the sea condition.

Time required : 20 min
Admission fee : 11.10 euros for an island, 16.70 euros for 2 islands
Opening hour : 6 h 30 am – 11 h 45 pm

Time schedule

https://lebateau-frioul-if.fr/

Ferry station in Marseille



①If Island

Île d’If

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 5 pm (until 6 pm in between April and September)

Close: Monday, 1/1, 5/1, 12/25

★Visit Les Îles by ferry.



②Frioul Port

Get off here. There is shops and restaurants only in this port.

★There are north route and south route in this island. At first, you go to the north route of Ratonneau Island. Go to Saint-Estève Path by the sea. It takes 30 minutes. There are some beaches on the route.



③Caroline Hospital

Hôpital Caroline

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the path for 5 minutes.



④Batterie du Cap de Croix

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go back to the ferry port with the same route. It takes 30 minutes. Then, you go to the south route of Frioul Island. Go to the only path. It takes 15 minutes;



⑤Pomèguet Tower

Tour du Pomèguet

Time required: 10 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the path for 20 minutes. There are some rocky coasts called Calanques in French.



⑦Batterie De Caveaux

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go back to the ferry port with the same route. It takes 35 minutes by walk. Return to Marseille by ferry.



【Goal】

Old Port in Marseille

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