Tour du Guet, Calais

Tour du Guet, Calais (must see)

Officially dating from 1302, this monument, 35 meters high, is probably one of the oldest monuments in town. In the thirteenth century it was the center of a medieval castle and its date of construction is still uncertain. It is said that it probably could have been a monument that Charlemagne erected in order to defend the coastline against Norman troops. In 1580 the tower suffered a convulsion that split the tower in two and in 1931 it was classified as an historic monument.

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Tour du Guet on Map

Sight Name: Tour du Guet
Sight Location: Calais, France (See walking tours in Calais)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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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 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