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Grand Fort Philippe

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The town of Grand Fort Philippe




Places to visit and stay in the town of Grand Fort Philippe



Grand-Fort-Philippe is just up the coast from Calais and before you get to Dunkerque.

The town is on the banks of the river Aa estuary.

This area is full of interesting old buildings, museums, shops.

You can try most water sports, sand yachting and river or sea fishing.

Grand Fort Philippe


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The sea museum is good it tells the history of the port.

Local traders still use traditional methods salting, drying and smoking fish over wood fires

They smoke salmon herring and mackerel which you can buy in the local shops.

The yacht marina


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The town has a market every Monday morning where you can buy local produce.

The area is spilt into seven districts we managed to visit four of them.

We will go back and visit the other three there is so much to see and do.

If you want to stay in the area you will find a wide range of accommodation.

There are campsites, Gites, B/Bs, and Hotels to cater for all price ranges.

Hotels in the area


We found this hotel in nearby Gravelines



Best Western Hotel Du Beffroi invites you to discover Gravelines and the surrounding areas.

The region owns many tourist-related, gastronomical and historical treasures that all offer you a wonderful French experience.

The rooms have cable television, coffee maker, dataports, work desk and 24-hour room service.

If you are visiting the area Gravelines makes a good base.

Hotel Du Beffroi

This channel is used for rowing races


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Places to stay


Holiday Farmhouse 6 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12 Gavray, Normandy


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This lovely old farmhouse has been completely renovated and modernised to create a really lovely holiday home with enormous character.

It has beamed ceilings, massive stone walls, tiled floors, a huge Normandy fireplace and full central heating.

It is a pretty short walk to the village of Grimesnil with its excellent and very welcoming bar/restaurant.

The surrounding countryside is gently undulating and totally unspoilt. The walking is exceptional and maps of the numerous droves and footpaths are provided.

The local villages boast a host of restaurants, all good, some superb. The view from the sun terrace is beautiful, just rolling fields and trees. Total peace. A barbecue is available for use.

The coast with its beautiful, unspoilt sandy beaches is only a 15 minute drive away. The magnificent private heated 10m swimming pool

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