Dunkerque Travel Guide

  • Belfrey of St Eloi
    Belfrey of St Eloi
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Dunkerque Things to Do

  • Saint Eloi church

    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.

  • Top of Belfrey

    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...

  • Statue Jean Bart

    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.

  • Town Hall

    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.

  • Light ship Sandettie

    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.

  • Tall Ship

    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.

  • Paddle Steamer

    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.

  • The old dock

    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.

  • Duchesse Anne

    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.

  • Look closer...

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


    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.


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


Dunkerque Hotels

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  • Campanile Dunkerque Sud Loon Plage

    Rue Charles de Gaulle, Loon Plage, Dunkerque, 59279, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Les Gens De Mer

    Quai du Risban, DUNKERQUE, France, 59140, FR

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Les Gens De Mer Hotel

    Quai Du Risban, 59140 Dunkerque, dunkerque, 59140,

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

Dunkerque Restaurants

  • Try the crepes!

    A nice French restaurant. Nice setting and friendly service. Very cozy. I loike! I had my two crepes with hot choco syrup and a grande hot choc drink for 4,50 euro.


    LE BAR DES SIRENES.IT'S A BRASSERIE.A wonderful view of the beach.And a great place in front of the beach,where you can relax when you feel so tired after a long day surfing or moutain biking.

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Dunkerque Transportation

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    by alectrevor Updated Sep 14, 2014

    Dunkirk [ Dunkerque ] rail station is a direct line to Lille Flanders station. The bus station is in front of the rail station. I took bus number 2 to Adinkerke Belguim which is De Panne for the tram to Ostend Belguim.. The bus leaves Dunkirk at 7 minutes past each hour..Please check. At Adinkirke the bus, tram, and train are side by side. From Dunkirk the Belguim border is 10 kilometres.[ just over 6 miles ]

    Dunkirk rail station

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Dunkerque Off The Beaten Path

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    by cadiana88 Updated Jul 21, 2004

    You can find these cemeteries in Les Fort des Dunes (Leffrinckoucke) and in Zuydcoote, in the surrounding area from Dunkerque. There are mainly French and German soldiers graves, from the two World Wars.

    From Dunkerque, go north in direction to Belgium border (not by highway)

    Zuydcoote, France
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Dunkerque Favorites

  • For your guide around...

    Check out this town map plan just outside the Belfry. It has light up buttons, showing the places of interest in Dunkerque.

  • mok's General Tip

    Sea, rock and soil are the vital ingredients that make up the diverse landscapes of the Cote d’Opale. The sea is the dominant factor and from Wissant in the east to Ambleteuse to the west a succession of fishing villages and seaside resorts provide continuous interest for the visitor. The area between Caps Blanc Nez and Gris Nez is especially...


    MOUTAIN BIKING AND CYCLING. Le Bas Moulin 62179 WISSANT. TEL: + 33(0)3 21 85 40 55. Some Wonderful moutains for cycling lovers,that's where we are going for cycling fun,but be careful don't go to fast,when you are going down,believe me i know,one day my wife felt and her bike was in a tree:-)


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