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rue de L'Amiral Ronarc'h Dunkerque

Tel:+33 (0)3 28 66 79 21
Fax:+33 (0)3 28 63 38 34

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Dunkerque is an industrial port with oil refineries, dockyards and steel works that dot the skyline.  However, its Flemish influence and fantastic Musee d'Art Contemporain save it. 

A good place to start is the Place du Minck where you'll hear the cries of fisherman selling their freshly caught fish.  You'll then be in the mood to further investigate Dunkerque's maritime theme with a trip to the Musee Portuaire - housed in a former tobacco factory. 

Boat trips also depart from the Place du Minck enabling you to appreciate France's third largest port from a different vantage point.

In the old town you'll find a statue of one of Dunkerque's seafaring heroes, John Bart, a 17th century privateer who looted English and Dutch ships and who lies buried in Eglise St-Eloi.

What to See - Dunkerque Attractions

Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
D600 between Dunkerque & St-Omer, St-Omer 62500
concrete bunker built by 3000 forced labourers now houses a WWII museum
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar:pms, Apr-Sep:daily, Nov:pms | Tel: +33 (0)3 21 88 44 22

Dewulf & Marchand dunes
5km NE of Malo-les-Bains, Dunkerque 59140
take one of the many walking trails to discover these fantastic dunes

Plage des Allies
in suburb of Malo-les-Bains, Dunkerque 59140
visit the beach where Allied troops departed for England

Musee d'Art Contemporain
Ave des Bains, Dunkerque 59140
contains works by Karel Appel, Vasarely, Cesar and other post-war artists
| Opening Times: Wed-Mon

Musee Portuaire
9 quai de la Citadelle, Dunkerque 59140
tells the story of Dunkerque's seafaring past
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 28 63 33 39