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Gravelines town centre

Town centre car park in Gravelines

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The town of Gravelines France



Places we have visited in Gravelines our photos and guide.

The town of Gravelines is a short distance from Dunkerque on the banks of the river Aa. The town has a growing marina and is a busy seaside town during the summer.

You can visit the fortified Citadel on foot or by boat well worth a visit. You can go on organised walking tours around the towns fortifications. Or you can take the boat trip round this maritime fortress. The ramparts are fully restored and you get some great views of the channel that leads to the sea.

The river Aa.


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There are lots of nice houses by the river with there own moorings

The town square


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Gravelines like most French towns has a large town square where you can park your car. When we were last there a couple of months ago it was free to park for the first hour. Then you have to pay to stay longer. There is a market on Friday mornings.If you are in the area in December the evening Christmas Market is very good we go to it most years. If you want to stay in the town there is a good choice of Hotels, B/Bs and a campsite.

The town has a good range of interesting shops and cafes, restaurants. Places to eat in the town.

Google street map

The map shows the main square where the market is held.You can park there the first hour is free

Hotel in 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

One of the many restaurants in the main square

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A gift shop in Gravelines

We were looking in the window as the shop was closed for dinner. The lady who owned the shop opened it and let us in.We bought 3 little presents which she gift wrapped for free.Plus we got a free chocolate each it would not happen in the UK

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Places to stay


Holiday Cottage 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2 Thonac, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine


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In a sought after location in the Périgord Noir, considered to be the most beautiful region in France and famous for its numerous châteaux,

Pre-history sites and outstanding cuisine, this charming, newly restored period stone cottage with original features, has been awarded 4 stars, the highest star rating for self-catering holiday accommodation.

Set within the spacious, leafy grounds of a small 17th Century manor house that was formerly the courthouse for the nearby Château de Losse,

The cottage has a private 11 x 5 metre swimming pool and offers guests peace, privacy and a sense of wellbeing. The cottage and the manor are constructed in the local golden limestone with traditional stoned-tiles 'lauze' roofs and stone window surrounds, typical of the old local architecture.

It is set in 1.5 hectares of land with trees and flowering shrubs and lovely shady areas for outdoor dining with lovely views of the surrounding tree-lined hillside.

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