Iron Mask: Immerse yourself in the mystery!

Iron Mask: Immerse yourself in the mystery!
Iron Mask: Immerse yourself in the mystery!

Two days to celebrate the mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask. This is what the association offers Legacy Cannes created in 2014, on July 12 and 13. On the program, a rich and varied cultural journey which will take participants from Suquet to La Croisette via Sainte-Marguerite Island.

Imprisoned on the express orders of the Sun King, a 23-year-old man could not be seen by anyone at the risk of losing his life and causing it to be lost. He was incarcerated for 34 years.

At state prison, state secret? 355 years after his arrest in Calais, 320 years after his death, Cannes plunges back into this fascinating history closely linked to that of the Cannes region. This original and free event will take place in three highlights open to all, young and old. It will open at Le Suquet with a stroll by the Iron Mask accompanied by the company of Musketeers under the leadership of the Maschera di Ferro and the Provençal Academy.

Three highlights: a visit to the famous dungeon on Sainte-Marguerite Island, a musical show and a film-debate evening.

A visit to Sainte-Marguerite Island

This visit is scheduled for July 12 and 13. In the presence of an armada of little pointies and the schooner O’Remingtonthe Iron Mask will embark for Sainte-Marguerite Island on the orders of the King of France, accompanied by his jailer Monsieur de Saint-Mars.

At noon, participants will board the island boat to join the Man in the Iron Mask to discover Fort Royal. Visit commented by Pierre Dagonnot and Christophe Roustan Delatour, notably of the jail where he was incarcerated from 1687 to 1698.

Without forgetting a treasure hunt for children organized by the show Pitchoun from Cannes Lérins TV.

Un spectacle musical au Miramar

On Friday July 12 at 8:30 p.m., a musical show is offered at the Miramar theater entitled The Man in the Iron Mask. A musical and lyrical illustration based on an original idea by Claude-Nicole Martinot.

The show is narrated by Philippe Salciccia, with the voices of Christelle di Marco and Vincenzo Di Nocera, and the musicians and the Choir of Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage directed by Stéphan Nicolay. Without forgetting the live performance of visual artist Anca Sonia.

Cinema debate evening at the Arcades

This debate evening is scheduled for Saturday July 13 at the Les Arcades cinema. With, at 6:30 p.m., a round table moderated by Jérôme Reber, with the authors: Pierre Dagonnot and Christophe Roustan Delatour. Then, at 7 p.m. for the screening of the film The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) by Randall Wallace with Leonardo DiCaprio, John Malkovich and Jeremy Irons.

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