Centre Marine Shopping Centre

ALTAREA France

24 rue des Fusiliers Marins

59140 Dunkerque

Tel: 00 33 (0)28 25 49 94

Web: www.centremarine.com

Open:

Shops Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm – to 7.30pm on Saturday

ATAC Supermarket from Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 8pm

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This modern shopping mall, situated in the heart of the town centre, has 23 retail outlets offering a motley mix of retail shops. This includes French clothes outlets such as Esprit and Armand Thiery, Sephora perfumery, gift shops as well as an ATAC supermarket.

There is a monumental arch located just before the entrance of the mall. This is a little piece of Dunkirk’s military history and was once part of the city gate called Porte de Berry. It was designed by military architect Vauban and built in 1686 to celebrate the birth of the grandson of Louis XIV. It was the gateway to the Navy’s arsenal and provided space for carpentry workshops, forges, various stores and six holds for launching vessels.

After the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht the arsenal was gradually depleted and abandoned. Today it serves to frame the entrance of this shopping centre,