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Host of the annual Cannes Film Festival

It hosts one of the most prestigious International film festivals in the world, but Cannes is more than a travel destination for filmophiles. Fashionistas and fun-seekers will find an exclusive city with high-end restaurants, exotic nightlife, luxury boutiques, and designer fashion shops lining La Croisette. Cannes is an amazing experience for the posh traveler, but it attracts history lovers as well, as no other town on the French Riviera has such a dramatic and mysterious past. One example? The famous Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned on the Ile Sainte-Marguerite, half a mile off shore from the city.

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Musée de la Mer

Musée de la Mer

Famous Old maritime museum

Old maritime museum Editors' Note

You need to travel to Sainte-Marguerite island to be able to visit Musée de la Mer, a unique maritime museum that is devoted to a better understanding of the deep.

At Musée de la Mer you’ll come across many artifacts and treasures of the deep, with remnants of shipwrecked boats dating back to beyond the time of the Romans.

Musée de la Mer is also near to the fortress prison on the island, which held the infamous Man in the Iron Mask.

Musée de la Mer
île Sainte-Marguerite, Cannes
+33 4 93 43 18 17
10am to 5pm