Things to see and do - Dunkirk
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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).
37 rue Président Poincaré F - 59140 Dunkerque
Prix Prices from : 54 €
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..
13 rue de Leughenaer F - 59140 DUNKERQUE
Prix Prices from : 56 €
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..
451 rue 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 rue Leughenaer F - 59140 Dunkerque
1449 avenue 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.
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.
46 avenue Faidherbe F - 59240 Dunkerque
9 rue 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.