Musee de la Mer, Cannes

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Musee de la Mer was established in 1977 within a fort called ‘Old Castle’. The Old castle is divided into parts – the prison and the museum. When you visit the museum, you will see stunning archaeological remains from underwater excavations. There are also some great articles from land excavation and explanatory models that you can check out. After you explore the museum, you can visit the prison that held the legendary Man with Iron Mask. Plan your visit to Musee de la Mer and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cannes trip planner .
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  • Small well-reasoned Museum, the management of river water by the Romans, the modes of transport in the past...
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  • The place is a must. Its constructor, Vauban, did so. Children will be interested in the prison in which the "iron mask" has stayed during the reign of Louis XIV. There is also a memorial to persecuted by the same louis XIV Protestant pastors, and have stayed in the same place. The Museum of the sea is especially directed to underwater archaeology, around the island. A guided visit, because the place is also interesting by its history as by its architecture.
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  • My husband, son, daughter and I trekked up to the old prison thinking we'd wander the site and check out "The Man in the Iron Mask's" cell and then head to the beach. We were all pretty surprised to w...  more »
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