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Tour du Guet, Calais

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The Tour du Guet is a 13th-century watchtower in Calais, Pas-de-Calais, northern France. Located on Place d'Armes behind the Hotel de Ville, it is 39 metres (128 ft) in height, and features a dovecote for carrier pigeons. The tower dates from 1214, when Philip I, Count of Boulogne built fortifications in the town. Damaged by a 1580 earthquake, it was used as a lighthouse until 1848, when it became a watch tower. During World War I, it served as a military post.
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  • This is in the town square which has lots of restaurants, that have outside seating. The tower is a great piece of engineering. So sip a glass of wine, take your time. 
    This is in the town square which has lots of restaurants, that have outside seating. The tower is a great piece of engineering. So sip a glass of wine, take your time.  more »
  • When you walk into this square in Calais this is probably the first thing you see. It doesn't seem like much, but if you look closely and think about it, and maybe do a little research you come to... 
    When you walk into this square in Calais this is probably the first thing you see. It doesn't seem like much, but if you look closely and think about it, and maybe do a little research you come to...  more »
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  • They have improved this place immensely used to be a pass through place but I would have no problem staying a few days here now. They also have a fantastic food market on a Saturday
  • Nice to visit a bit of history. However as far we could tell no way into the building, we did go in January and on a Monday, but we could find no information

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