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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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100 year war

Monument of bronze statues outside the townhall in Calais. The same statues are in Victoria Tower... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
rayrest
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Interesting

A statue of the burgers. An interesting information board explaining the historical times when the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
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Place du Soldat Inconnu, 62100, Calais, France
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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
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.

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

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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
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.

Thank Manc M
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.

Thank achan34
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We visited but there were lots of weddings going on so we spent more time in the amazing garden together

Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed 19 July 2017

What a nice place to see the history of the square is very nice the City hall is nice to see I enjoyed the walk around

Thank pinkgirl50
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Wandering around the city, I took a picture of the statue and the City Hall in the background. The gardens are very nice and enjoyable for a walk through or a sit and rest period.

Thank CFEIII
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