Dunkirk, France

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Overview

Dunkirk is a coastal city, the northernmost town in France, and the third-largest port in France. There is stunning scenery along the Dunkirk coastline and long sandy beaches. It became famous for the epic 1940 evacuation of Allied troops when over three hundred thousand soldiers were improbably rescued. Today there are several war memorials and museums.

Country

France, Northern France

Approx. Duration

Half-day Tour, Full-day Tour

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High

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Local Currency

Euro

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Address

Dunkirk, France

Estimated Duration

Half to Full day

Spoken Languages

France (formal), English spoken by most of the population

Electricity

220V

Local Currency

Euro

Recommended Age Groups

Adults, Seniors

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Reasons to visit Dunkirk, France

Enjoy the city and its beaches

Dunkirk is a coastal city, the northernmost town in France, and the third-largest port in France. There is stunning scenery along the Dunkirk coastline and long sandy beaches. It became famous for the epic 1940 evacuation of Allied troops when over three hundred thousand soldiers were improbably rescued. Today there are several war memorials and museums.

Dunkirk beaches and wild dunes offer great nature, parks, watersports, and seaside resorts.

Learn about WWII

Dunkirk coastline is also the site of one of the most significant events of World War II. During nine days operation in 1940, over 340,000 French and British soldiers were rescued from the German troops advancing their way. You can learn more about the war and Operation Dynamo in the Dunkirk War Museum.

Dunkirk Carnival

The famous Dunkirk’s carnival runs every year, in the winter. The locals and many tourists take over the town’s streets to celebrate France’s noisiest and colorful celebration. It includes dozens of street parades with marching bands, competitions, music, traditional food, and drink.


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