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The French Riviera Sights

Musée de la Mer (Marine Museum)

  • Fort de l'Île Ste-Marguerite Map It
  • Ile Ste-Marguerite

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This complex is famous for reputedly being the prison of the Man in the Iron Mask. Inside you can see his cell and hear his story; the truth of his captivity is not certain, however, it is true that many Huguenots were confined here during Louis XIV's religious scourges. Also here is a Roman boat dating from the 1st century BC and a collection of amphorae and pottery recovered from ancient shipwrecks.

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Fort de l'Île Ste-Marguerite, Ile Ste-Marguerite, 06400, France

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  • €6
  • Oct.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 10:30–1:15 and 2:15–4:45; Apr. and May, Tues.–Sun. 10:30–1:15 and 2:15–5:45; June–Sept., daily 10:30–5:45


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