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The Burghers of Calais

Place du Soldat, Calais, France
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Calais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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