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The Burghers of Calais

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Address: Place du Soldat, Calais, France
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On my way to UK

The own of Calais could be just a spot on your way from continent to UK. However, as a tour guide I was well prepared to introduce a juwel of the town to our group. Entering the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Parnu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The own of Calais could be just a spot on your way from continent to UK. However, as a tour guide I was well prepared to introduce a juwel of the town to our group. Entering the parking lane in front of the townhall, we were amazed by the flowers in front of it. The story of the town was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Again, not a "doing" activity, just a "seeing" one! Great if you're learning about the history of France/Calais and fab if you're a Rodin fan (I am). See it, remark on it, go for a coffee. Right outside the town hall (50m from the SNCF) and about 5 mins walk from the centre of town.

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A bronze statue of six men stand in the grounds in front of the town hall. Surrounded by the statue is a plaque rememiscing the history of the town. It is best to take pictures on a sunny day as the statue shines and glistens with the sun. It is well kept and one can see the images of the... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

this is a very nice place to see and is stepped with history the statue of the six bergers is well worth seeing

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

great place to walk round and take in , especially when the local council have planted thousands of weird and wonderful varieties of plant and flowers in time for spring . fabulous with the clocktower directly behind so so lovely a very nice town , very often driven through on the way to somewhere else....

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A real hidden gem in the middle of Calais that makes it worthwhile to look around the city rather than just the wine shops!

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Incredibly impressive Rodin sculpture that sits in the beautiful front gardens of the Calais Town Hall. The Burghers of Calais statue has a heroic back-story. In 1885, the town council of Calais commissioned the French sculptor Auguste Rodin to create a sculpture commemorating the bravery of their local heroes, the 'Burghers of Calais'. England's Edward III attacked the City of... More 

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Woking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great to see a Rodin statue up close.The story behind the statue is interesting. England's Edward III, after a victory in the Battle of Crécy, laid siege to Calais, while Philip VI of France ordered the city to hold out at all costs. Philip failed to lift the siege, and starvation eventually forced the city to parley for surrender. According... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is actually a really good statue. With the town hall as a background, it is well worth seeing and a good bit of history.

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

after being guilty of just getting on and off the ferry for a few years we finally had time to explore, and what an eye opener. The Rodin sculpture is emotive, for those who don't know the history there is an English translation. The sea front and beaches are only a short distance away and they are a pleasure, clean... More 

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Address: Place du Soldat, Calais, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais

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