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The Church Notre-Dame-de-Calais: photo, description Eglise Notre-Dame de Calais)

Church of our lady in Calais was built from the XIII to XVII century and was erected by her, strengthening almost as a fortress in case if Kale will participate in the war.

The builders laid out the temple walls with a thickness of two meters, and its arches asked a four-meter layer of strength. Even the master of French fortification by the Marquis de Vauban had a hand in the organization of the Church: by order of king Louis XIV, he was attached to her building a large tank for collecting rainwater that could be used in the event of a city siege or drought. However, despite the medieval fortifications during the Second world war, the bell tower of the Church did not survive the air strike and collapsed, subsequently this part of the temple was restored.

The construction of this temple began in the first half of the XIII century by the monks of the Abbey of Saint Bertan from the city of Saint-Omer. In the XVII century in Church there was a altar of Italian marble and retablo (large wall altarpiece) the works of the Flemish masters Adam Lotman. These cultural values, unfortunately, were also damaged during the bombing of 1944.

The appearance of the temple there are signs of different architectural styles, including Gothic, Flemish architecture and style of the reign of the English Tudor dynasty. The presence of British trends are not surprising: Calais - closest to England, the French city, standing on the shore of the Strait of Par-de-Calais. In 1347 the city was captured by the troops of the English crown, and was ruled by England until the mid sixteenth century.

The city of Calais, among other things, also known as the place where the married President of the Fifth Republic Charles de Gaulle and his bride Yvonne a Vendres for which Calais was hometown. Their marriage occurred in a hall of the town hall, and the wedding in the Church of Notre Dame.