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Musee de la Mer, Cannes

(3.1/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Musee de la Mer and get the most from your holiday in Cannes, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cannes trip itinerary maker.
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  • Architecture is authentic and the explanations are clear, we learn a little more about the functioning of justice in the past and trade as well as the treasures discovered close to the Islands. Unfortunately the Museum is a little small, it quickly made the turn.
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  • "Stop" on the Lérins Islands is already a chance. The opportunity to (re) discover a beautiful Mediterranean nature, pleasure of the eyes (landscape and splendid views) or even a pilgrimage through the centuries (Fort Sainte Marguerite / Monastery St Honorat) will satisfy visitors who are not necessarily all follower of a lazy "Tan on the Beach". Some would say that admission is charged... Yes! The boat to come it was too :-). Modest price, entrance to the Fort, entrance to the Museum for a few euros. So scan this objection, and live tour (tours) fully. While browsing the Fort, its bastions, ramparts, we can relive a story time. The one where our shores were not immune from some raids. Visiting the Museum of the sea, we discover is how, in the past, we knew keep drinking water, build on the huge tanks, etc... Frankly, it's a "must".
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  • A good time with your family to visit this museum. Attention to young children, the stroller must stay home and there are stairs.
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  • Very good place, it's enough 5 hours to walk around the island. The price of one way ticket to go ther was 7 euros.
  • Great scenic views on the ferry across and from the island as well. A lovely place for a long walk and the museum has some interesting pieces
  • Nice Museum and great view. I liked the explanations on the usefulness of the fort. Free for students 👍
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  • Very pathetic, aggressive and on the edge of aggression by a kind of "local" old specimen at the entrance... The linen and the racks everywhere... not very interresting. We would have liked to do the tour if "location" had informed us. Apparently it's not his job.
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  • Place empty, no real explanations on the history of the fort. Too bad because there is a real potential. Apart from a few jars the Museum of the sea is empty... as for the payment at the entrance to the fort, provide liquid as they accept no other way (no credit card, no checks).
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