Frioul archipelago

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The Frioul archipelago, off Marseille.

The Frioul archipelago is a group of 4 islands located off the Mediterranean coast of France, approximately at 4 kilometres (2 miles) from Marseille. The islands of the archipelago cover a total land area of approximately 200 hectares.

Island Length Height Notes
Pomègues 2.7 km (1.7 mi) long 89 m (292 ft) high The largest
Ratonneau 2.5 km (1.6 mi) long 89 m (292 ft) high
If Site of the Château d'If, where main fictional character in Alexandre Dumas, père's The Count of Monte Cristo was imprisoned.
Tiboulain Meaning "Petit bout d'île" in Provençal (Small piece of island)

The islands of Pomègues and Ratonneau are connected by a mole built in 1822.

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Coordinates: 43°16′30″N 5°18′0″E / 43.27500°N 5.30000°E / 43.27500; 5.30000