Tour du Guet

Calais, France

The Tour du Guet is a 13th-century watchtower. It is 39 metres high 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 alighthouse until 1848, when it became a watch tower. During World War I, it served as a military post.

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Founded: 1214
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Janet White (2 years ago)
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
Dick de Boom (4 years ago)
Nice old to wee on modern square
PC Sanderv20v (4 years ago)
The tower was alright but the surroundings were a bit grime. I didn't like the city, sorry... ?
Shaun Phillips (4 years ago)
Everytime we just drive past but this time we decided to visit and were pleasantly surprised.
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