Dunkerque Things to Do

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    Saint Eloi church

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 14, 2014

    Now seperated from its belfery tower St Eloi church with the main road between,.still shows the bullet hole damage from the war . can be seen on wall of church near the flowers .Inside in the north side chancel is a white marbel slab the tomb of Jean Bart the local hero.

    St Eloi front St Eloi side St Eloi inside

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    Top of Belfrey

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 14, 2014

    The tower belfrey of St Eloi is in centre of Dunkirk. Access to top is through the tourist office on ground floor, by lift ,to belfrey which has 50 bells, then climb 65 steps to top for great views. The belfrey was built in the 13th century, it was used as a watchtower and sea marker for fishermen of Dunkirk. In the mid 15th century the tower was raised to its now height to become the bell tower of Saint Eloi church.

    Tourist office in tower. 50 bells View of Dunkirk

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    Statue Jean Bart

    by alectrevor Written Sep 14, 2014

    A local hero ,Jean Bart born in Dunkirk in 1650. was a french navel commander and Privateer [ little more than a state sponsored pirate ] A cross between Sir Francis Drake and Robin Hood. He died in 1702.

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    Tall Ship

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 14, 2014

    Three Master the Duchesse Anne , launched 19o1 this former German sail training ship belonging to German Merchant Navy , was handed over to France in 1946 as part of war reparations. Brought to Dunkirk now open to public since 2001.

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    Paddle Steamer

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 14, 2014

    The paddle steamer is called Princess Elizabeth and was built in 1926 /1927. First used as an excursion steamer from Southampton to the Isle of Wight. In WW11 the Princess Elizabeth made 4 trips Dover to Dunkerque to rescue 1673 men, of which 500 were french soldiers. In 1999 she returned Dunkerque to stay.

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    The old dock

    by beetlebummer Updated May 24, 2004

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    Here you can see the 1901 ship, Duchesse of Anne and the 1949 old lightship, Sandettie, that used to be anchored out in the North sea as a warning for the ships in the olden days before satellite navigation. There are also private yachts docked here.

    The old dock, Dunkerque
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    Town Hall

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 14, 2014

    Hotel de Ville built 1901. Inside the main hall is lit by a stained glass window, by Felix Gauden, showing the return of Jean Bart after his victory at Atexel.

    Dunkirk town hall---- Hotel de Ville

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    Light ship Sandettie

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 14, 2014

    For 40 years the lightship Sandettie marked the presence of dangerous sand-banks in the Channel , came out of service in 1989. Now the ship is a historic monument and open to the public.

    Another light

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    Duchesse Anne

    by beetlebummer Updated Mar 22, 2004

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    A beautiful ship. I'm impressed by the beauty of this ship. This ship was given to France after World War II as reparations for war damage. In 1980, the city of Dunkerque rescued and restored it.

    Duchesse Anne, Dunkerque
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    Look closer...

    by beetlebummer Updated Mar 22, 2004

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    Take a look closer at the walls of St. Eloi's church. You will see bullet holes from the battles that took place there.

    Bullet holes on St. Eloi, Dunkerque
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    SURFING AND WINDSURFING. This...

    by mok Written Aug 26, 2002

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    SURFING AND WINDSURFING. This is the place where we surf with our friends.

    Beginner classes, beginner and advanced courses - rental of boards. 35 boards available for rental.

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    SURFING AND WINDSURFING.This...

    by funkymama Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    SURFING AND WINDSURFING.
    This is the place where i'm surfing with my friends
    Beginner classes, beginner and advanced courses - rental of boards.
    35 boards available for rental.

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