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
9 quai de la Citadelle F - 59140 Dunkerque
This museum retraces the history of Dunkirk and its port. Three quayside boats hosting themed exhibitions are also accessible to visitors: Le Sandettie (1949), a fine example of a lightship, the Guilde barge (1929), and the duchesse Anne (1901), a su..
pl. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 59140 Dunkerque
Painting collections from the 16C to the 19C (from Largillière to Boudin) 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.
pl. Jean-Bart F - 59140 Dunkerque
The pirate's statue standing in the square is by David d'Angers (1845).
48, av. Faidherbe. F - 59240 DUNKERQUE
A hotel & restaurant at the centre of Dunkirk's seaside resort, Malo-les-Bains, 3' on foot from the beach. A very comfortable hotel, with a closed private garage for several cars. Restaurant serving specialities from the sea and the land. Lobster and..
Quai Du Risban F - 59140 Dunkerque
Prix Prices from : 57 €
Situated just a few steps away from the city centre and facing one of the lovely area ports sits the affordable Hotel Les Gens de Mer. Guestrooms are contemporary and feature magnificent views over the surrounding area. They are all equipped with en..
37 rue Président Poincaré F - 59140 Dunkerque
Prix Prices from : 63 €
Hôtel Welcome is located in the centre of Dunkerque and only 3 km from the beach. It offers 24-hour reception, a guest laundry and en suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi access. A flat-screen TV with cable channels and a work desk are provided in ea..
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.
46 av. Faidherbe F - 59240 Malo-les-Bains
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.
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.