Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Château d'If: Marseille's Answer to Alcatraz

The Château d'If was Marseille's answer to Alcatraz: a brooding island-fortress-prison which has played host to some extraordinary guests: victims of religious persecution, degenerate young roués, anti-royalists and revolutionaries and, most famously (and fictionally), Alexandre Dumas père's great romantic hero, the Count of Monte-Cristo. Click here to read more.

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