As a premier French harbour, the town of Dunkirk is reliant on its substantial port and harbour activities. Boat trips offering interesting information about the port and its exports can be arranged.
As a former fishing village, naturally much of its heritage is tied up in the fishing industry and the impressive Port Museum tells the story of the life and times of Dunkirk’s maritime and fishing history in all its colourful glory.
As a war-time historic town, Dunkirk’s museums offer a wealth of knowledge, especially surrounding Operation Dynamo. If you only have time to visit one museum be sure to visit the Operation Dynamo museum for its focused analysis of this amazing endeavour.
As a brand-new town that had to be rebuilt after World War II, the town is punctuated with impressive monuments such at the town hall and Le Laac outdoor sculpture garden and museum.
As a coastal town, Dunkirk offers a fabulous sandy beach with seafront brasseries and activities.
From port tours to beach activities, Dunkirk has lots to offer the inquisitive visitor.