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The Burghers of Calais

Place du Soldat, Calais, France
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Calais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very impressive work of art located in front of the opulent Hotel de Ville, all set off by well tended gardens which are re-presented with the change of seasons.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A must see while in Calais. The sculpture itself is beautiful - and it is set in the middle of very colourful flower gardens.

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girton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We liked the simplicity,but the main reason we went was because a friend had written a paper for his degree detailing where the statues were kept during world war 2

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Mundford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Interesting and lovely art work. Definitely worth a look. Where else can you get close to Rodin art. Is right near other places of interest, so easy to keep busy.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is worth going out of your way to see the work it is unique in the work of the artist and shows his best qualities

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Scunthorpe
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I loved the work. Captured the fear and anguish of the sacrifice. A classic work by Auguste Rodin and well worth a visit.

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Where else can you get up close and touch a great work of art like Rodin's `The Burghers of Calais'?

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Amazing place. I truly recommend calais for day trips. We loved it! We took great pictures and enjoyed the beautiful, sunny day. French people are really blessed with such beautiful places and views. We definitely will return to visit it.

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Auckland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The monument is a local landmark and is a memorial to local French people who were persecuted by the English.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Calais has a few attractions apart from Euro Citie for cheap booze and Rodin's masterpiece, The Burghers of Calais, must be at the top of the list. It is a beautiful statue in front of a rather ornate town hall. It is just a pity that at this time of year, it has to compete with some Disneyesque decorations, e.g.... More

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