Port of Dunkirk

About Dunkirk, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Dunkirk, Nord, France)

Dunkirk is best known to many as one of France's worst hit cities during World War II and was indeed all but destroyed by the bombings in that conflict.

Now rebuilt, the city is a busy industrial centre popular for its proximity to Belgium and its interesting museums.

What to do in Dunkirk

If you have some spare time prior to or following a ferry crossing, the town of Dunkirk offers plenty of opportunities for shopping and numerous museums. As evening draws in, Dunkirk's many restaurants open and serve fantastic French cuisine. Also, the bars offer excellent local wine and beer.

Tourist Attractions

Dunkirk is not a major tourist destination and as such does not offer an abundance of man-made attractions. Museums are perhaps the town's highlight and visitors to the area should not miss the chance to visit the Musée Portuaire, a facility dedicated to telling the story of the port and its historical significance. Meanwhile, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts you can take the time to appreciate a large collection of art in various media hailing from French, Flemish and Italian artists.

If you have a little more time to spare, then the Belgian border is only 6 miles away and once into Flemish territory, you'll have the opportunity to experience the town of Oostende and its historical attractions.

Dunkirk Port

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