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"In 1844, enriched by the success of his novels Les Trois Mousquetaires et Le Comte de Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas [1803-1870] decided to have a house built on the hill of the Montferrands in Port-Marly - a two-storied Renaissance castle with turrets, pinnacles and terraces  [and] a small neo-gothic pavillion built in the park & surrouded by water. It was his study & named 'Château d'If', after the famed prison in his tale." Since 1994 the castle & grounds have been restored. [2nd of two…

"In 1844, enriched by the success of his novels Les Trois Mousquetaires et Le Comte de Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas [1803-1870] decided to have a house built on the hill of the Montferrands in Port-Marly - a two-storied Renaissance castle with turrets, pinnacles and terraces [and] a small neo-gothic pavillion built in the park & surrouded by water. It was his study & named 'Château d'If', after the famed prison in his tale." Since 1994 the castle & grounds have been restored. [2nd of two…

Alexandre Dumas' hideaway on the grounds of Monte Cristo Castle in Marly le Roi, France.

Alexandre Dumas' hideaway on the grounds of Monte Cristo Castle in Marly le Roi, France.

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