The city and a view of The Channel
City Hall from the Port
Welcome to the birth town of the privateer named Jean Bart. Between the numerous cafes-terraces of the famous Malo dike, the beach, the port and its lighthouse, the Fine Arts museum and the Regional Collection of Contemporary Art, Dunkerque provides a wide scope of activities for all the family to enjoy.
How can Dunkerque be evoked, without mentioning its legendary Carnival? Every year in February, several thousand people in fancy dress, parade to the rhythm of sounds and drums! This unique event should be experienced at least once in your life.
Fringed by a 15 km beach of fine sand which stretches from Dunkerque to Bray Dunes, the resort is an ideal place to come for a holiday or a weekend break. It is a city of tradition and culture marked by centuries of maritime history, French, English and British cultures meet here to visit the museums and take in the architectural heritage.
Dunkerque’s town centre is very large and firmly anchored in the traditions of its maritime past. So, be sure not to miss the shops selling decorative ship’s fittings and furnishings and seamen’s clothing. Above all, don’t leave the city without trying the celebrated chocolate ‘Jean Bart’s fingers’, named after the famous corsair who waged war on English shipping.