Welcome to the Dunkirk/Dunkerque Guide

Welcome to our Dunkirk Guide, lovingly researched for you, our fellow Channel Hoppers.

Why go now:
From now to 28 December, Dunkirk is the Regional Capital of Culture making this an excellent time to see the modern day Dunkirk spirit.

Dunkirk is France’s most northerly town and everything you will ever need to know about how to get there, where to shop, where to eat, sleep and sightsee, is just a click or two away. It’s all right here on this website and designed to help you get the most out of your stay in this historic port. This site is updated regularly, so be sure to make Dunkirk-guide your first port of call.

Shopping in Dunkirk

Like any French town, Dunkirk has a respectable hypermarket, and a crop of speciality shops that hem the main streets of the town centre.

Restaurants in Dunkirk

As a coastal town, seafood features often on menus, but Dunkirk is just 9 miles from the Belgium border, so moules and frites are common as are oysters and a host of Flemish dishes with tongue twisting names.

Hotels in Dunkirk

The town is not famed for its hotels, but there is a decent range of two and three star hotels and we recommend some here.

Things to Do and See in Dunkirk

Dunkirk is however, famed for its beaches the role they played during the war. But Dunkirk is also a premier working harbour with an incredibly interesting museum, and has a quirky history filled with pirates and heroes. The ramparts are also quite beautiful and ideal for relaxed walks or boating trips around the citadel.