Things to see and do - Dunkirk
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Dunkirk Travel guide
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People will, of course, tell you about Jean Bart, relate the sagas of the Newfoundland trawlermen and the horrific bombing which destroyed 80% of the town. They will also say that, in the 11C, Dunkirk was simply a church built on a dune which gave it its name. And you certainly know that it is France's third largest port in terms of traffic. But is this really what you are interested in or would you rather discover the town as it is today?
Tourist attractions Dunkirk : Things to see and do
quai Citadelle F - 59140 Dunkerque
Visitors can take a boat trip around the Port-Est (east port) from the bassin du Commerce, taking in the tug base, workshops, locks, textile warehouses, sugar terminal, refinery and oil wharfs and the power station, etc. If you are on foot, visit the..
pl. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 59140 Dunkerque
Painting collections from the 16C to the 20C (from Largillière to Soulages!) and documents relating to the history of the town. In the entrance hall is a panel composed of 540 Delft tiles, representing the harbour under canon fire in 1695.
9 quai de la Citadelle F - 59140 Dunkerque
This museum retraces the history of Dunkirk and its port. Thirty or so models are on display, representing an impressive array of vessels ranging from schooners, outrigger trawlers and three-masters from the 18C to giant, modern super tankers. Three ..
13 rue de Leughenaer F - 59140 DUNKERQUE
The ibis Dunkerque hotel is located in Dunkerque town center, a stone's throw from the marina, Malo les Bains beach, the port museum and the Palais des Congrès (KURSAAL). This is the perfect location for exploring Bergues or the sand dunes at Flandre..
19, avenue du casino F - 59240 Dunkerque
Located in Malo-les-Bains and 120 metres from the beach, this hotel has Art Deco furniture and free Wi-Fi access. It is 2.3 km from Dunkirk City Centre. Each room at the Hotel de la Plage is decorated in different shades of blue, and is equipped wit..
51 avenue Kléber F - 59240 Dunkerque
Prix Prices from : 59 €
Located in the centre of Dunkirk, just next to Turenne Square and only 150 metres from the sea, Little Italy offers 2 restaurants. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom includes free toiletries. A breakfast is available each mor..
46 av. Faidherbe F - 59240 Malo-les-Bains
451 r. Winston-Churchill F - 59140 Dunkerque
Situated 500m from the sea in a district rarely visited by tourists, this restaurant comes as a welcome surprise. The carefully prepared, contemporary-style cuisine focuses on natural produce, in particular fresh fish. It has a modern decor and a hus..
13 r. Leughenaer F - 59140 Dunkerque
2 quai de la Citadelle F - 59140 Dunkerque
Close to the port, this restaurant gives seafood pride of pace with dishes like baby shrimp croquettes and scallop morsels in almond sauce. Charming welcome.
1449 av. de Petite-Synthe F - 59140 Dunkerque
The name of this restaurant is reflected in its decor, featuring Italian Baroque angels, and in its contemporary-style cuisine, which is fresh as a spring breeze.
9 r. de la Poudrière F - 59140 Dunkerque
A bistro that is appetising, convivial and a family affair. The lady of the house serves fish caught by her father and brother. As for the eponymous Jules, he is in charge of desserts.