The Frioul Islands
The Frioul Islands are an archipelago of four islands, the island of If, Pomegues, Ratonneau and Tiboulen, which are a few kilometers off the coast of Marseille, in the south of France. You can go visit them from the old port of Marseille, where boats leave several times a day, with different routes, some only do the same trip to and from one island, while others offer you a route between the four islands, with time at each one to visit and, of course, swim and relax. The Frioul archipelago is world famous thanks to Alexandre Dumas's novel, The Count of Monte Cristo. The Count was imprisoned on the island of If and he fought and escaped.