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The Burghers of Calais

Place du Soldat, Calais, France
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Calais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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English first
Rugby, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great to see the original of this much photographed sculpture. Beautifully kept garden surrounding it.

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

in a lovely garden setting with a beautiful backdrop of the town hall. what more can I say? definitely worth a wander over, oooo and there is a lovely patisserie just down the hill from it, over the road on the corner.

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Auckland
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169 reviews 169 reviews
89 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Six Burghers – this monument by Rodin is a local source of pride and reflects an aspect of the history of Calais due to its location on the channel coast. Over the centuries the town has been in both French and English hands as well as being occupied by the Nazis in the Second World War. The monument remembers 6... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I wouldn't have found this statue half so impressive had it not been for the fact that I looked up the story behind it before I visited. If you're thinking of visiting and have access to the internet I would highly recommend that as it puts this lovely piece in context. The real fascination is in the event this commemorates... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A very nice monument surrounded by the most beautiful gardens!!! Worth visiting when in Calais! Would visit again.

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france
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306 reviews 306 reviews
65 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Worth seeing and the very impressive town hall. Not sure wether I would make a special journey to visit but well worth seeing if you are idling a little time away before lunch or the ferry departure

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Essex
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20 reviews 20 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Set in beautiful gardens immaculately kept. Its worthwhile reading about the history of this sculpture and to get idea of the historical setting before visiting the site.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We enjoyed coming here to see the Bergers again. Such a delight! Well loved and well admired. The flower beds were well maintained and stocked with lovely blooms.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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