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Musee de la Mer

Fort Royal | Ile Ste-Maguerite, 06400 Cannes, France
+33 4 93 43 18 17
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How can you pass up the "Man in the Iron Mask"

The museum is what drew us to the Island in the first place. It is a pretty simple museum. There is... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2015
Michael R
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Worth a visit combined with a walk around the island and a swim

We liked the Fort Royal because we came upon it after a big walk round the island followed by a... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2014
Peter H
Grasse, France
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Fort Royal | Ile Ste-Maguerite, 06400 Cannes, France
+33 4 93 43 18 17
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

The museum is what drew us to the Island in the first place. It is a pretty simple museum. There is signage in English which is very helpful and not all that common in France. However, no guide book in English. There is a charge,...More

2  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 18 November 2014

We liked the Fort Royal because we came upon it after a big walk round the island followed by a nice swim to cool off and at that point we were just in the mood for a bit of culture. The fort is an impressive...More

3  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 15 October 2014

It's a small museum on the Isle of St.Marguerite, just a 15 mins boat ride from Cannes. It's in a former fortress. What can you see? You can see some former cells of different prisoners of whom the man in the iron mask was the...More

2  Thank TanjaD
Reviewed 23 August 2014

The tale of the iron mask takes you to Musee de la Mer where you learn more than 60 names where incriminated to have hidden behind the mask for 11 years. Beautiful view but not a real museum

1  Thank Orchidspa
Reviewed 14 June 2014

It is just a short walk from the pier and the path is nice. It cost 6 Euro/pers to visit the fort/museum. There is not much to see but it is still interesting and worth it. It took us about 30-45 minutes to visit. There...More

3  Thank Marco
Reviewed 11 March 2013

tell the story of the Fort Royal and you get to see the prison where the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned.

2  Thank RamiSarieddine
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Unless you're into roman jugs, the two things to see here are the huguenot memorial, to the memory of the pastors imprisoned by the crown in the eighteenth Century, and the prison cell of the man of the iron mask (whoever he was).

1  Thank archippus
Reviewed 25 December 2012

I would not recommend this museum , as there are not much to see . You should be spending your time on the island instead of going to this museum .

3  Thank Ghassan O
Reviewed 29 November 2012

This small museum housed in the Royal Fort on Sainte Marguerite Island offers interesting information and exhibits about the history of the site.

1  Thank Trans Cote D
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Great little museum. The 1st half looking at the fort's use as a state prison. There are some huge murals painted on the walls in there, though I must admit they were completely lost on me as I found them completely unrelated to any of...More

1  Thank KFitzsimons
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