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Monument Yvonne et Charles De Gaulle

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Nice and unusual monument

Lit up at night and next to a decent traditional bar/restaurant. Nice to find a square like this... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Anthony H
Manchester, United Kingdom
Nice to pay tribute to de Gaulle

This is a well done monument. You don't often see husband and wife. As previously mentioned it's... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Lit up at night and next to a decent traditional bar/restaurant. Nice to find a square like this in Calais.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I'm not sure about De Gaulle. We offered him shelter during the war, and he was inspirational to his country, but then he turned on the UK in the post-war period. Or did he, he did refuse us entry to the then common market so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is a well done monument. You don't often see husband and wife. As previously mentioned it's located in a nice little square right next to La Tour (The tower) and just a couple of block from the church where they were married

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elindoo
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We came across the statues and did not know that General de Gaulle's wife was from Calais, and that they both loved the place. A herring gull seemed to approve of the convenient perching place.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gianna97
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The Place d e Armes in Calais city centre is a big square with this lovely staue of Yvonne and Charles de Gaulle at one end. They were married in 1921 in the Notre Dame cathedral in Calais. Next to the statue is the remains...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AnjaliD170
Reviewed 22 April 2018

It was good to see the statue of President De Gaulle & his wife. Much larger than life! The water jets nearby are great for kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RG123088
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This sculpture is a wonderful tribute to a couple that was married in Calais in 1921 at Notre Dame of Calais. The monument looks as though the couple is just out for a stroll across Place d’Armes on any night. Very well done.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Located on the edge of the town centre square, this is an excellent and realistic looking memorial situated opposite the popular local town restaurant and bars. Excellent parking in the square for visitors.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RWB2012
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The two statues that remind you of the iconic Frenchman during world war two. Very natural pose they could be walking across the square.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank PHE22
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Knew nothing about this statue until we came upon it. As it was on Christmas Eve virtually no shops were open so we had no choice but to have a stroll through the town. As it was Christmas there was a little fair right next...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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