The musée de la MerOffshore from Cannes, on the largest of the Lérins Islands, Ile Sainte-Marguerite, the musée de la Mer occupies the oldest part of the Vauban style Fort Royal.

Designated as a historic monument, it is surrounded by pines and eucalyptus and juts out over the sea. You can visit the state prisons and the famous cell occupied by the Man in the Iron Mask where the mysterious prisoner was held for eleven years, as well as the Huguenot Memorial and the murals created by Jean le Gac on the theme of the painter as a prisoner.
In the Roman cisterns and on the first floor, the museum displays collections of terrestrial and underwater archaeology, as well as Roman and Saracen shipwrecks from Tradelière and Batéguier.

An area devoted to summer exhibitions opens onto a vast terrace overlooking the sea; facing the Cannes coastline and the Southern Alps at Cap d’Antibes and Estérel.

The musée de la Mer
Photo : © Mairie de Cannes/Axis Drone

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