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The Beach at Dunkerque

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The port of Dunkerque France




Places to visit and stay in Dunkerque photos and guide

The port of Dunkerque is a major international centre for bulk cargoes from all round the world.

For such a heavy industrial centre the city has some very green parts. Your first sight of Port is the large sand dunes as you come into the port.

The ferry runs from Dover and takes about 2 hours to make the crossing.

The port is in the Nord region of France it is almost in Belgium about 5 miles away.

The old dock side quays are being developed as a culture and tourist centre. With shops and cafes around the Port Museum.

The photo shows part of this area.

The harbour Dunkerque at night

Dunkerque France picture

The port was a simple fishing harbour in the 8th century used by pirates.

The beach and sand dunes which are so peaceful today were the scene of a bitter fight to survive.

In the second World War when the British and Allied armies were picked up right off the beach in May and June 1944.

The town was badly damaged and was the last town in France to be liberated.

It is worth a visit to the nearby Auchan super markets for low prices on fuel and tobacco.

Dunkerque has a local market on Wednesday and Saturday.Popular places to eat in the port and price guide. If you need a hotel Compare the prices of Hotels in Dunkerque.

The old Belfry in the backgroud

Dunkerque port picture

Hotel Les Gens de Mer



Partially refurbished in 2006, the hotel is located in one of the renovated basins around the port.

It offers 41 rooms equipped with heating, tv,

With a restaurant and brasserie, tv lounge, parking, meeting rooms.

The hotel is 500 m far away from Dunkerque port


Les Gens De Mer Hotel Dunkerque


Morning coffee break

Coffee in Dunkerque port picture

Places to visit Le Parc Zoologique at Fort Mardyck.Which is a mile or two from the centre of Dunkerque on the D1.

The zoo is in the middle of a posh housing estate.You will need your satnav to find it.The zoo is compact and easy to walk round.We liked the seals there is an underwater viewing area.When we visited it was 4 euros to get in.

The zoo is just across the road

Zoo in Dunkerque port picture

The seal pool

Seals zoo in Dunkerque port picture

Places to stay


Holiday Rental Cottage in Normandy


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Le moulin l'Eveque is a former water mill set at the bottom of the Vire valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty.It is a little hamlet of 4 riverside properties one of which the owners live in and the other 3 are holiday lets. available individually or collectively for larger parties of up to 15 people.

Each property has it's own private garden and patio/BBQ area. There is also a large riverside garden which everyone is welcome to use, with a picnic table right on the river, beautiful with a glass of wine at sunset

The 3 bedroom le gite de cadran solaire has a large andvery well equipped kitchen on the ground floor, with the patio right outside, and stairs up to the principle bedroom wich is furnished with a super king size bed and has double aspect windows, one facing the south and river , the other looking west. Next to it is the main bathroom, with shower, wc and vanity unit Bedroom 2 has twin beds. These can be joined together if required, just let us know. This bedroom has it's own wc and vanity sink Through to the living room where you will find 2 sofas, one of which is a sofa bed and where you can watch TV in English. All the top freeview channels are available.

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