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The Burghers of Calais

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Address: Place du Soldat, Calais, France
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Stunning statue

I had to go and look at one of August Rodin's most famous statues it is quite amazing to stand in front of it when for years you have just admired it in photographs it is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had to go and look at one of August Rodin's most famous statues it is quite amazing to stand in front of it when for years you have just admired it in photographs it is a stunning statue

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A striking Rodin bronze statue in the town hall gardens. Well worth a look, take time to read up on it's history, it's quite compelling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This very evocative sculpture is exquisite. The story behind the artwork is also fascinating. I've been through Calais many, many times, but I always like to stop and take another look at this sculpture.

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Denmead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Standing in front of the Town Hall, the group of Burgermasters who protected Calais are represented as giants. Standing by them, there is a sense of being very small and I wonder whether Rodin intended this response in relation to their monumental deed. A lovely group.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately Calais is not s very attrattive town, to say the least. This Rodin's statue is worth a look. Very realistic, never seen a bronze statue like this before. It is situated in the gardens facing the town hall, which is The only nice building of The city, from what I have seen in my short visit

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

These statues are really impressive, with the history of the Burghers laid out. On a sunny day the place is very busy with people taking pictures of the Statues from every angle. From the square you can see lots of streets leading off to entice you to explore more of Calais. Worth a trip to this site.

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Calais, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

An excellent assembly - fine work and well set of by the surroundings. Highly recommended - take your time to walk round and look closely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

The Burghers of Calais are set just outside the town hall. The monument is great to see and the gardens around it are nothing but superb clean and tidy and imaculately designed

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

It goes without saying that the Burghers of Calais is one of the most famous pieces of sculpture in the world, by the artist Auguste Rodin. It commemorates that historic period of the 100 years war when the people of France were under siege by the English. Rodin completed this important work in 1889. Original casts of the sculpture stand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Worth checking out, the detail in the characters expressions can keep you mesmerized for a little while.

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