The Road to Chateau d’If

The Road to Chateau d’If

_ While waiting for a boat to take us from the Chateau d’If to the rest of the Frioul islands, my sister and I fell into conversation with a Taiwanese lady named Sophie, who was in the south of France to select wines for her 

31 Reasons to Love the Frioul Islands

31 Reasons to Love the Frioul Islands

If there’s a place in my travels that I want to keep to myself and, at the same time, convince the whole world to visit, it would have to be the Frioul Islands.  Here are 31 reasons why I love this group of islands off the coast of 

The Frioul Islands

The Frioul Islands

The Frioul archipelago is a group of islands off the coast of Marseille. It includes the island of If, which is where the Chateau d’If of The Count of Monte Cristo fame is located. Ferries to the islands leave from Marseille‘s Vieux Port at regular 

Marseille

Marseille

Inspiration from the Provence episode of No Reservations–where Anthony Bourdain played pétanque, toured vineyards, and dipped summer vegetables in homemade aioli–led us to Marseille, France’s second city and the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.