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Hôtel de Ville de Calais

The town centre, is dominated by its distinctive town hall (Hôtel de Ville) at Place du Soldat Inconnu. It was built in the Flemish Renaissance style between 1911 and 1925 to commemorate the unification of the cities of Calais and Saint Pierre in 1885.

In front of the Hôtel de Ville are the statues of "Les Bourgeois de Calais" they are one of the most famous sculptures by Auguste Rodin, completed in 1889.

It serves as a monument to an occurrence in 1347 during the Hundred Years' War, when Calais, an important French port on the English Channel, was under siege by the English for over a year.

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  • Uploaded on September 28, 2012
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    by Grey-Eagle Ray
    • Camera: NIKON E5600
    • Taken on 2005/07/19 19:52:32
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