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Château d'If

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Location type: Castle
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Made by Dromos | Reference Jan Drewes
Made by Dromos | Reference Wikipedia

The Château d’If was first a fortress and later on a prison. It is located on the island of If, the smallest island in the Frioul Archipelago. It is famous for being one of the settings of Alexandre Dumas’ adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo.

Linked themes: Literature, History

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Perhaps because the real Château d’If has only a modest visual impact, other locations have stood in for it in film versions of Dumas’ story. In the most recent adaptation starring Jim Caviezel (released in 2002), the castle was represented by St Mary’s tower - a watchtower on the cliff edge of Comino, the smallest of Malta’s islands. It can be seen on the ferry crossing between Malta and Gozo. It was also used as a meeting place in the movie The French Connection.

Linked themes: Film

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