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Visit the Iron Mask prison cellin Cannes, France

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A prisoner in a mask, whose name no one knows till our days, was captured as a prisoner of Fort Royal for 12 long years.
How to visit the Iron Mask prison cell in Cannes
The life story of a prisoner number 64489001 in a black velvet mask (which the legends turned into an iron mask) is still shrouded by mystery. Thousands of legends and conjectures were created by those who wanted to reveal the secret of the prisoner.

Some thought, that it was the illegitimate son of Louis XIV and Louise de Lavalier. That he slapped his legitimate brother and was doomed to spend the rest of his life in custody. Voltaire put in the hypothesis that the iron mask is a twin brother of Louis XIV. Others insisted that it was a foreigner, a young nobleman, the chamberlain of Queen Anne of Austria and the real father of Louis XIV.

But despite the large number of assumptions we will never fins the truth, because the mysterious prisoner who spent 12 years in a cell died on November 19, 1703 and took the secret in his grave.

Now Fort Royal on the Saint-Margaret island is opened for anyone who wants to visit the camera of the Iron Mask.

How to do?

1. Go to the Saint-Margaret island in one kilometer from Cannes.
2. In the northern part of the island you will find the old Fort Royal.
3. Here the cell with a latticed window where a man in an iron mask spent 12 years and died is located.

Where to do?

#3Fort Royal in CannesFort Royal

An impregnable building located on the steep cliff on the island of Saint-Margaret is famous for its history and unsolved mysteries.

Location: in the northern part of the island of Saint-Margaret, a kilometer from Cannes.


Guest20 April 2024

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