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Musee de la Mer

Address: Fort Royal | Ile Ste-Maguerite, 06400 Cannes, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 43 18 17
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Ranked #19 of 35 Attractions in Cannes
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Grasse, France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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39 attraction reviews
482 helpful votes 482 helpful votes
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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Beirut, Lebanon
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19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

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

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Bellevue
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 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).

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Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 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 .

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Cannes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

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

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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 the historical background. The 2nd part looks at the history of the trade there, dating... More

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