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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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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 5 days ago
ADRIAN D
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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 1 July 2018
Dianne S
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Sydney, Australia
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“auguste rodin” (6 reviews)
“edward iii” (4 reviews)
“saint pierre” (5 reviews)
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Place du Soldat Inconnu, 62100, Calais, France
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+33 3 21 46 62 00
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"auguste rodin"
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"edward iii"
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"saint pierre"
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"beautiful statue"
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"city hall"
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"years war"
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"definitely worth"
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"town council"
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"amazing garden"
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"larger than life"
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"visiting calais"
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"art"
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Reviewed 5 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

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Reviewed 1 July 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
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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

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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
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Reviewed 17 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 11 February 2018

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

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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

1  Thank rayrest
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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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