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Musee de la Mer

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Address: Fort Royal | Ile Ste-Maguerite, 06400 Cannes, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 43 18 17
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 1:15 pm
2:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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The Roman artifacts were very interesting.

This museum houses ancient roman artifacts from the 1st century AD which was very cool to see. The price of admission is free if you have a student ID. This is also where the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Saint Bruno, Canada
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is not what you can expect from an attraction in Monaco. The overall presentation and experience is outdated and not exciting at all. Just lucky we were 2 adults because children and teenagers must be bored with such an experience. To illustrate my point, it is like attending a boring over-head projector presentation when you have access to all... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited here on our trip to the island for the day. I am sad to say that for us it wasn't that good. There was little to visit in the prison and few facts or anything interactive about the Man in the Iron Mask. If it wasn't so expensive (€6.50 for an adult - teenagers are free!) then it... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This museum houses ancient roman artifacts from the 1st century AD which was very cool to see. The price of admission is free if you have a student ID. This is also where the Prison museum is located. We enjoyed our visit!

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Cannes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Musée de la Mer has a nice collection of ancient jars found off the coast of Sainte Marguerite Island. There is the prison cell of the famous Man in the Iron Mask. If you can manage to get a guided tour, it is worth the information and historical facts you will learn about the Island and Cannes.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This museum is famous basically because of it's association with Man in the iron mask. More of a prison with various cells, this a small museum with not much to see but still good for a one-time visit.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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, something like 6 Euro. The bulk of the museum displays are on maritime finds from... More 

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Grasse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 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 piece of military architecture and I think you need the guided tour to get the... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 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 most famous one. Who was he? Nobody knows exactly, perhaps he was the illegitimate brother... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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 are also some great photo spots from inside the fort.

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Additional Information about Musee de la Mer

Address: Fort Royal | Ile Ste-Maguerite, 06400 Cannes, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 43 18 17
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Cannes
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 1:15 pm  2:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 1:15 pm  2:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 1:15 pm  2:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 1:15 pm  2:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 1:15 pm  2:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 1:15 pm  2:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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