Things to see and do - Dunkirk
Unmissable tourist sites
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
pl. Jean-Bart F - 59140 Dunkerque
The pirate's statue standing in the square is by David d'Angers (1848).
r. de l'Am.-Ronarc'h F - 59140 Dunkerque
A fine brick construction dating from the 13C, given extra height in 1440. It was used as the bell-tower for St-Eloi's church. Its 48-bell peal honours the «King's official pirate» on the hour and plays other popular tunes on the quarters.
2 r. Clemenceau F - 59140 Dunkerque
The present church was built in the 16C and remodelled in the 19C, hence its Neo-Gothic façade. It has strange proportions due to the removal of the transept. The size of the five naves, the radiating chapel apse, the stained-glass windows by the mas..
6 Rue L Hermitte F - 59140 Dunkerque
The hotel Borel in Dunkerque is situated in front of the Harbour in the city center and around the shops and restaurants. The hotel features 48 rooms from 1 to 4 people with a free internet access and all very comfortable. The hotel offers 3 common..
Situated just a few steps away from the city centre and facing one of the lovely area ports sits the comfortable and affordable Hotel Les Gens de Mer. Guestrooms are contemporary and spacious and feature magnificent views over the surrounding area. ..
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..
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..
46 av. Faidherbe F - 59240 Malo-les-Bains
97 Entrée du Port F - 59140 Dunkerque
In an old weather station (1868), this restaurant overlooks the marina. The menu is modern in style.
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.
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.