8 Sights in Dunkirk, France (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Dunkirk, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Dunkirk, France.

Sightseeing Tours in Dunkirk

1. Musée Portuaire

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The Dunkirk Maritime and Port Museum is a maritime museum and society museum, located in a place built in 1868 that once housed a tobacco warehouse, the Bourdon Store. It was born in 1992 from the initiative of former dockers who since the 1970s had undertaken to gather and preserve testimonies of their profession and their environment. It was essentially made up of traditional dock tools, and was originally a professional museum that was enriched and considerably developed thereafter. The initial collections were thus supplemented by the acquisitions of the museum and the deposits, mainly from the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce (iconography) and the Museum of Fine Arts of the city (models).

Wikipedia: Musée portuaire de Dunkerque (FR)

2. Hôtel de Ville de Dunkerque

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Dunkirk Town Hall is a century-old building. Damaged during the two world wars, it was restored each time. In 2005, the belfry of the town hall was admitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Site among the belfries of Belgium and France. The city of Dunkirk has two, the second being the belfry of the Saint-Éloi church about a hundred metres from the town hall. The town hall is the administrative center of the city, as in most cities, municipal councils, weddings, civil status, etc. but it is also one of the must-see places of the Dunkirk gang during the carnival. The Jean-Bart Gate, the belfry of the town hall as well as its façade and roofs are listed as historical monuments.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (FR), Website

3. Le Sandettié

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The Sandettié, sixth of the name, called by association with the bench of Sandettié, is the last French fire boat to have been put into service. Built in 1947 in the forges and projects of the Mediterranean, in Graville Le Havre, under the name of BF 6, it was abandoned in June 1989 during its acquisition by the city of Dunkirk. The last person to have returned to the port is Daniel Manier. He is now part of the Flu collection of the Dunkirk Port Museum alongside the Trois-Mâts Duchess Anne.

Wikipedia: Sandettié (bateau-feu) (FR)

4. La Duchesse Anne

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Duchesse Anne is the last remaining full-rigged ship under French flag. She was built in 1901 with a steel hull by the yard of Joh. C. Tecklenborg of Bremerhaven-Geestemünde (Germany) according to plans drawn by Georg W. Claussen. The mainmast is 48 m tall and 25 sails were rigged. She was used as a training ship for young aspiring sailors in the German merchant marine.

Wikipedia: Duchesse Anne (EN)

5. Princess Elizabeth

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PS Princess Elizabeth is a passenger-carrying paddle steamer which was built by Day, Summers and Company in 1927 for Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Limited, that is noted for being one of the Little Ships of Dunkirk, and is now a static floating restaurant in Dunkirk.

Wikipedia: PS Princess Elizabeth (EN), Website

6. Feu de Saint-Pol

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The Saint-Pol light is a lighthouse located at the end of the west pier of the port of Dunkirk, listed as a historical monument. Owned by the State, it is envisaged that it will be handed over to local authorities. Paradoxically, it owes its name to Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, although it is located in Dunkirk.

Wikipedia: Feu de Saint-Pol (FR)

7. Dunkirk Memorial

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The Dunkirk Memorial is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial to the missing that commemorates 4,505 missing dead of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), most of whom fell prior to and during the Battle of Dunkirk in 1939 and 1940, in the fall of France during the Second World War.

Wikipedia: Dunkirk Memorial (EN)

8. Beffroi de Dunkerque

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The belfry of Dunkirk is a 15th-century French monument classified as a historical monument since 1840. The belfry is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the belfries of Belgium and France since 2005. It was built around 1440 on the site of an old watchtower.

Wikipedia: Beffroi de Dunkerque (FR)


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