Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bronze statues of Churchill and de Gaulle at the entrance to the Park Richelieu.

A new feature of the Calais streetscape are the statues of Churchill and de Gaulle at the entrance to the Park Richelieu.

The statues were inaugurated on 24 June this year, yet another expression of the anglophilia that persists in Calais and the mayor's drive to attract more British visitors.

The statues are close to the town's main war memorial and any visitors from Nottingham participating in the wreath laying ceremony between 11:00 and 12:00 on Saturday 11 November will see them.

Present in the picture are Patrick Berthaud the sculptor, Natacha Bouchart (2nd from left) the Mayor of Calais, Vincent Berton Sub-Prefect for Calais, Pierre Henri Dumont Member of Parliament for the Pas-de-Calais, Lady Soames, Nicolas Soames and Lord Llewellyn the British Ambassador..
Credits: Philip Emerson and Voix du Nord