Marseille surroundings

The islands of Friuli

The islands of Friuli represent an archipelago located about 3 km off the city of Phocea. The latter is made up of 4 small islands, of which Pomègues, Ratonneau, If and Tiboulin each one more exceptional than the last. Their complex reaches an area of ​​200 ha and is part of the 111 districts of Marseilles related to the 7th district.The Castle of If, one of the remains of the islands of Friuli is an incredible French construction built on the orders of King Francis I between 1527 and 1529. It is a mythical place that particularly encouraged a great novelist to make of the place his muse...

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