About the Museum
The Museum of the Sea must be a "transmission engine" with the Madelinian community and visitors who are thirsty for discovery:
On the one hand, to make known the patrimonial wealth, the ancestral know-how, the island population and the socio-cultural evolution of the archipelago madelinot. On the other hand, to reinforce the feeling of belonging to a singular culture, in addition to the family inheritance received.
Here you can visit the old state prisons and the famous cell of the Iron Mask where the mysterious prisoner was incarcerated for eleven years, but also the Huguenot memorial and murals by Jean Le Gac on the theme of the prisoner painter.
In the Roman cisterns and on the first floor are the underwater archaeological material from the Roman and Saracen wrecks of the Tradelière and the Batéguier (ceramics, shipments of amphoras, glasses ...) and fragments of Roman murals from Terrestrial excavations of Sainte-Marguerite Island. A space devoted to temporary exhibitions opens onto a vast terrace overlooking the sea facing the coast of Cannes, the Southern Alps to Cap d'Antibes and Estérel.
The mission of the Museum of the Sea is intimately linked to this maritime and insular people. It aims to share it and to discover, to visitors of all ages, that "in the Islands, it's not the same"!
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