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Just sit awhile

This is in the town square which has lots of restaurants, that have outside seating. The tower is a... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Walden, New York
Amazing history!

When you walk into this square in Calais this is probably the first thing you see. It doesn't seem... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Stuart, Florida
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Place d'Armes, 62100, Calais, France
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is in the town square which has lots of restaurants, that have outside seating. The tower is a great piece of engineering. So sip a glass of wine, take your time.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

When you walk into this square in Calais this is probably the first thing you see. It doesn't seem like much, but if you look closely and think about it, and maybe do a little research you come to realize that there is some real...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is fine building that was both a Watch Tower and Lighthouse.Shame you can’t go inside,this would make a fine vista attraction.As it is,it is still nice to walk around and view this building from the outside.Apparently,this building illuminates at night,Shame we didn’t get to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marco_Num1
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This was a watchtower constructed in 1214. It dominates the square that it is placed in. It was used as the Calais lighthouse until 1848, when the new lighthouse was lit. The tower is illuminated at night. It is a very historical tower and worth...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Looking at it from a distance at night with the fountains in front of it and the lights on the tower is truly an amazing view.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank PHE22
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Twice a week a small mixed market very nice. Tower is juast a tall tower - no going up. Good area for eating places though

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Andrew-the-Herkes
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The tour du guet is located in the place d'armes in the centre of Calais. It is a watch tower from a 13th century castle and is 35 metres high. An awesome structure.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Highly rated tourist location overlooks the Dear Gaul statue much more recent and far from being as beautiful as the tower. It's a survived many conflicts and is a credit to English building and French maintenance.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 514davidk514
Reviewed 3 October 2017

When you see this tower overlooking the square you know you are in Calais. A great and interesting structure.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank PHE22
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Tour du Guet is a 13th Century watchtower and is the highlight of Place d'Armes which is probably not the most noteworthy of squares. The tower dates back to 1214, after an earthquake in 1580 it became a lighthouse until 1848 it became a watchtower...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank paullegate
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