Notre Dame Church, Calais

Notre Dame Church, Calais (must see)

Église Notre-Dame ("The Church of Our Lady") is a Roman Catholic parish church located on Rue de la Paix, in Calais. Of Tudor architecture, it dates from the 12th century, and chiefly from the 14th century. The church was damaged during the early wars between France and England, especially in 1346-47, after the Battle of Crécy.

Many of the kings and queens of France and England prayed here; and John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners is buried in the church choir. It was classified as a historical monument on September 13, 1913. Charles de Gaulle and Yvonne Vendroux were married in the church in 1921. The church is large and has a fortress-like appearance. Its layout is in the shape of a Latin cross. There is a large nave with aisles, north and south transepts, a choir with choir-aisles, and a side chapel. A notable feature is the high altar, mostly completed by 1626, which has carvings and bas-relief. A pedestal and a statue are dated 1628, while two other statues were added in 1629, and the balustrades finished in 1648. Among the works of art is a painting by Peter Paul Rubens of the Descent from the Cross.
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Notre Dame Church on Map

Sight Name: Notre Dame Church
Sight Location: Calais, France (See walking tours in Calais)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Calais, France

Create Your Own Walk in Calais

Create Your Own Walk in Calais

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Calais Landmarks Walking Tour

Calais Landmarks Walking Tour

Calais is a city of rich history and remarkable monuments. It offers tourists its diverse and beautiful sites, historic heritage and well preserved memorials. Along with its famous Colonne Louis XVIII and Quartier du Courgain Maritime, the following tour plan will guide you through Calais' most significant attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Calais Introduction Walking Tour

Calais Introduction Walking Tour

Calais has no shortage of quality museums, beautiful buildings and cultural monuments fit to impress visitors willing to acquaint themselves with the city's rich history and architecture. Other than these, the old city has quite a bit to offer its guests in terms of good time, particularly in summer. Take this orientation walk to find your way to some of the most notable landmarks of Calais.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles