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The Burghers of Calais

Address: Place du Soldat, Calais, France
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Calais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

What can one say about a piece of well-known sculpture? It's famous. It's Rodin. It's large. I liked it.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Outside of the Town Hall, this amazing piece of art is accessible to all and in a great place to be photographed.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is an original Rodin that they just have out in a square! One of the masters of sculpture and you could actually climb onto one of his masterpieces. As an American, where art is kept behind ropes, I found this fascinating. The sculpture itself is amazing and the story behind it (do your homework!) is very interesting as well.... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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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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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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