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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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Mundford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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68 helpful votes 68 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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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful sculpture, and one of the best Town Hall I have seen so far... Strongly recommended place for a day out!

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Merritt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

the statue set off a beautiful garden in front of a beautiful town hall. great spot to stop and take pictures with no cost

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great piece of work set in superb gardens in front of the town hall which is also great and can also be seen from the Bell tower, for which there is a small charge

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