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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  • 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 »
  • A small museum where we quickly made the rounds. With a large exhibition of amphorae and a room filled with table with no real connection to the sea.
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  • Very well maintained, the Museum offers exciting discoveries! Our 6 year old son loved the prisons and the discoveries of the sunken boats. Me who loves the history I was not disappointed. The only problem is that we visited during a heat wave and the exteriors are in the Sun so it was hard physically with our son.
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