We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Meeting up with old frinds

Back in 1976, along with some fellow students on a trip to London, we took a mold from one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ADRIAN D
,
HULL
Just so emotive

This work is just superb . The worry of trying to be municipal leaders is all over their faces... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Dianne S
,
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Read all 275 reviews
101
All photos (101)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“auguste rodin”(6 reviews)
“edward iii”(4 reviews)
“saint pierre”(5 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
21°
13°
Aug
18°
11°
Sep
13°
Oct
Contact
Place du Soldat Inconnu, 62100, Calais, France
Website
+33 3 21 46 62 00
Reviews (275)
Filter reviews
101 results
Traveler rating
57
38
6
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
57
38
6
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsauguste rodinedward iiisaint pierrebeautiful statuecity hallyears wardefinitely worthtown councilamazing gardenlarger than lifevisiting calaisartsculptureshistorymonumenteustachecapture
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 101 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

Back in 1976, along with some fellow students on a trip to London, we took a mold from one of the faces of the sister statue to this one outside the Houses of Parliament. I still have one of the five plaster casts we made...More

Thank ADRIAN D
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This work is just superb . The worry of trying to be municipal leaders is all over their faces . Fantastic to have such a work of art in public space

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If you are visiting Calais,then Rodin’s famous ‘6 Burghers of Calais’is a must see.The sculpture looks imposing and majestic located in front of the Town Hall/Belfry of Calais. Looks equally good from up close and afar.Great for posing and taking group pics here or solo...More

1  Thank Marco_Num1
Reviewed 2 May 2018

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

Thank MauriceJB
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.

Thank Ursosarctos
Reviewed 10 February 2018

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

Thank PHE22
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

1  Thank rayrest
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
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
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

Thank paullegate
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Burghers of Calais staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines