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The Burghers of Calais

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Address: Place du Soldat, Calais, France
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It is RODIN where it should be!

Just France at its best; a Rodin of exquisite beauty in the exact place it should be. Forget the busy surrounds and the grotesquerie that is Calais town hall and just breathe in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Gillingham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Just France at its best; a Rodin of exquisite beauty in the exact place it should be. Forget the busy surrounds and the grotesquerie that is Calais town hall and just breathe in the genius.

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Suffolk, England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Quite exceptional piece with the six "burghers" expressing different but highly affecting emotions. Well worth seeing in Calais itself, where it happened.

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Rodin bronze statue of the Burghers of Calais, or as the locals call it ‘Les Bourgeois de Calais’, is a very impressive and imposing piece of public art. The six figures are slightly bigger than life size and it is unusual in its composition the way in which the Burghers are set out in a group. Unsurprisingly it offers... More 

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Kingsdown, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rodin statue situated just in front of the magnificent town hall. Check your history on the Citizens of Calais - makes for interesting reading. Watch out for the migrants - they are more aggressive now than ever before.

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is an amazing statue and well worth the visit - especially if you are close by visiting some of the other attractions. Unfortunately it was let down when we saw it as it was surrounded entirely by a tacky fair. We had to step over cables and through amusements and roundabouts to reach the statue - and any idea... More 

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Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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102 helpful votes 102 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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