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Address: Fort Royal | Ile Ste-Maguerite, 06400 Cannes, France
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+33 4 93 43 18 17
10:30 - 13:15
14:15 - 16:45
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 13:15
14:15 - 16:45

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Huguenot memorial and Iron mask prison cell

Unless you're into roman jugs, the two things to see here are the huguenot memorial, to the memory of the pastors imprisoned by the crown in the eighteenth Century, and the prison... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2012
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Rijeka, Croatia
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

It's a small museum on the Isle of St.Marguerite, just a 15 mins boat ride from Cannes. It's in a former fortress. What can you see? You can see some former cells of different prisoners of whom the man in the iron mask was the most famous one. Who was he? Nobody knows exactly, perhaps he was the illegitimate brother... More 

2 Thank TanjaD
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

The tale of the iron mask takes you to Musee de la Mer where you learn more than 60 names where incriminated to have hidden behind the mask for 11 years. Beautiful view but not a real museum

1 Thank Orchidspa
Quebec City, Canada
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 689 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

It is just a short walk from the pier and the path is nice. It cost 6 Euro/pers to visit the fort/museum. There is not much to see but it is still interesting and worth it. It took us about 30-45 minutes to visit. There are also some great photo spots from inside the fort.

3 Thank Marco
Beirut, Lebanon
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

tell the story of the Fort Royal and you get to see the prison where the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned.

2 Thank RamiSarieddine
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Unless you're into roman jugs, the two things to see here are the huguenot memorial, to the memory of the pastors imprisoned by the crown in the eighteenth Century, and the prison cell of the man of the iron mask (whoever he was).

1 Thank archippus
Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2012

I would not recommend this museum , as there are not much to see . You should be spending your time on the island instead of going to this museum .

3 Thank Ghassan O
Cannes, France
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2012

This small museum housed in the Royal Fort on Sainte Marguerite Island offers interesting information and exhibits about the history of the site.

1 Thank Trans Cote D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Great little museum. The 1st half looking at the fort's use as a state prison. There are some huge murals painted on the walls in there, though I must admit they were completely lost on me as I found them completely unrelated to any of the historical background. The 2nd part looks at the history of the trade there, dating... More 

1 Thank KFitzsimons

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