6 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 6 sights are available in Dunkirk, France.

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1. Hôtel de Ville de Dunkerque

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Dunkirk's 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 as a 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 a hundred meters from the town hall. The town hall is the administrative center of the city, as in most cities, take place there city council, wedding, civil status, etc. but it is also one of the must-see places of the Dunkirk band during the carnival. The Jean-Bart gate, the belfry of the town hall as well as its facade and roofs are listed as historical monuments.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (FR)

2. Musée Portuaire

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The Dunkirk Port Museum is a maritime museum and a 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 in the 1970s had undertaken to collect and preserve testimonies of their profession and their environment. Consisting mainly of traditional dockers' tools, it was therefore initially a professional museum that was enriched and considerably developed thereafter. The initial collections were thus completed by the museum's acquisitions and deposits, mainly from the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce (iconography) and the city's Museum of Fine Arts (models).

Wikipedia: Musée portuaire de Dunkerque (FR)

3. Le Sandettié

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The Sandettié, sixth of the name, named by association at the Banc de Sandettié, is the last French fireboat to have been put into service. Built in 1947 at the Forges et chantiers de la Méditerranée, in Graville le Havre, under the name BF 6, it was decommissioned in June 1989 when it was bought by the city of Dunkirk. The last person to bring it back to the port was Daniel Manier. It is now part of the afloat collection of the Dunkirk Port Museum alongside the three-masted Duchesse 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)

6. Beffroi de Dunkerque

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The belfry of Dunkirk is a French monument of the fifteenth century classified as a historical monument since 1840. The belfry is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the belfries of Belgium and France since 2005. It was built around 1440 in place of an old watchtower.

Wikipedia: Beffroi de Dunkerque (FR)

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