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General Information

Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Watch tower
Material: Load-bearing masonry tower


Location: , , ,
Address: place d'Armes
Coordinates: 50° 57' 32.04" N    1° 50' 58.99" E
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Excerpt from Wikipedia

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.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Tour du Guet" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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