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The Burghers of Calais

Place du Soldat Inconnu, 62100, Calais, France
+33 3 21 46 62 00
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Details on Burghers of Calais in Town Hall (repetition of much of a Town Hall review)

Just outside The Town Council Room in the Town Hall is a plaque in French and English with a moving... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MauriceJB
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
The must-see of Calais

Wonderful to see this work in the city whose citizens it represents. The position in front of the... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
Ursosarctos
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London, United Kingdom
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Place du Soldat Inconnu, 62100, Calais, France
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"auguste rodin"
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"beautiful statue"
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"definitely worth"
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"amazing garden"
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"larger than life"
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"sculptures"
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"history"
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"monument"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside The Town Council Room in the Town Hall is a plaque in French and English with a moving account (it would be nice if it were better lighted): The stained glass windows represent the coats of arms of Calais notables. The painting located...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful to see this work in the city whose citizens it represents. The position in front of the Town Hall is perfect, and you can see it from 360 degrees. A must.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

A impressive monument set in front of the town hall with an explanation of the history surrounding them.

Thank PHE22
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Monument of bronze statues outside the townhall in Calais. The same statues are in Victoria Tower Gardens in London. The statues were unveiled in 1889 and tell the story of the siege of Calais by the English in 1346-47 where the town would only be...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A statue of the burgers. An interesting information board explaining the historical times when the English rules Calais but not France.

Thank PHE22
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Amazing sculptures of the Burghers of Calais. Great sense of the way they ran the city way back.The faces all look so powerful as if they had to be that way to control the city.

1  Thank Stuartmac-11
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

In the grounds of the Town Hall is the Burghers of Calais sculpture which commemorates the siege and capture of Calais by the English during the Hundred Years' War. Auguste Rodin was commissioned to create the sculpture in 1884 and was completed in 1889. The sculpture...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We went to Calais for a weekend & walked around the town & came across this - if you're in the town for any time, it's worth a mooch around.

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Lovely, and unusual, garden setting. The smells from the plants was beautiful. Some very unusual planting and features surround the Burghers. Plenty of seating if you fancy resting your feet. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

The statue is situated in front of the Town hall. It's general appearance is shabby and could do with a clean. There is a plaque telling the story behind the history.

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