Situated within the Royal Fort on Ile Sainte-Marguerite in the Bay of Cannes, this museum is a place not only of learning but also of rich history.
This historical monument overlooks the sea and is home not only to the Musee de la Mer, but you can also visit the old state prison cell and the famous iron mask, where the mysterious prisoner was imprisoned for eleven years. In addition to this, you can see the Huguenot Memorial and murals by Jean Le Gac on the theme of the imprisoned artist.
On the first floor, you will find archaeological materials that were discovered in the sea and originate from Roman and Saracen wrecks. Tradelière Batéguier (ceramics, cargo of amphorae, glasses...) and fragments of Roman wall paintings from land excavation of Île Sainte-Marguerite are also on display. A space for temporary exhibitions opens on a wide overlooking the sea facing terrace Cannes coastline, the Southern Alps in Cap d'Antibes and the Esterel.
- Families & Kids
- Children welcome
- Pedestrian access
- Children's Activities
- Ile Sainte-Marguerite
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