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Calais is famous for the courage of its six burghers whose sacrifice in 1347 was immortalized in a bronze statue carved by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Thanks to the Channel Tunnel Calais is more than ever the Continent’s gateway to the U.K. Calais is the first European harbour with regard to trade with the U.K. Calais has a rich heritage, which Mincoin.com’s galleries of photographs will gradually reveal to you thanks to my various walks in that town.

To be seen in Calais:
- The Notre Dame Church is the only church on the Continent whose style was inspired by the Tudor Perpendicular style.
- The 13th Century Watch Tower (with vestiges of other medieval buildings) which served as a lighthouse until 1848.
- The Town Hall flanked by its belfry is in the Renaissance Flemish style.
- The stained-glass windows, also in the Flemish style
- The fine Arts and Lace Museum, close to the park called “Parc Richelieu”.
- The War Museum situated in the park called “parc Saint-Pierre” (facing the Town Hall).
- The lighthouse

Suggestion for a walk
- You start in front of the theatre (in the town centre), walk along the Jacquard Boulevard with its many shops, past the Square of the Unknown Soldier between the Town Hall and the “Parc Saint-Pierre” then the railway station (on your left), along the “Rue Royale”, past the old Watch Tower (on your right), until you reach the oldest dock in Calais (Bassin du Paradis) dating back to the English occupation of Calais (1346-1458). Then you carry on to the Risban fort on your right-hand side, follow the path along the harbour channel until you come to the west pier, from which you can enjoy watching the countless ferries constantly sailing into or out the harbour.

Calais Tourist Board
12 bld Clémenceau 62100 Calais
Phone number : 03.21.96.40/Fax 03.21.96.01.92