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Chateau d'If

Chateau d'If Marseille France
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$19.95

  

Stock #: 583494
Type: Postcard
Era: Real Photo
City: Marseille
Country: France
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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A fortress, built 1524-1531 on the orders of King Francis I. During a visit in 1516, he saw the island as an important location for defending the French coastline from sea-based attacks. It later became a prison, and is famous for being one of the settings of Alexandre Dumas' novel "The Count of Monte Cristo". If is the French word for the Yew tree.