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Name: Calais Tour du Guet Light  

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Also known as: Tour de Guet

Nearest Town or City:
Calais, , France

Location: English Channel, Pas de Calais.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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The Tour du Guet (watchtower) dates back to at least 1302. It served as the main Calais lighthouse from 1818 to 1848, and was declared a historical monument in 1931. The appearance of the medieval tower has changed considerably since World War II.

Tower Height: 125

Description of Tower: Stone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1818

Date Present Tower Built: c. 1300

Date Deactivated: 1848

Current Use: Landmark.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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