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Dunkerque tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dunkerque in Nord

Photo is of Gravelines at 15 km from Dunkerque

Visit Dunkerque: highlights and tourist information

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Dunkerque is situated in the Nord department and Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north-east of France at 66 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Dunkerque is 239 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Gravelines at 15 km and Esquelbecq at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Dunkerque, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Dunkerque in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Nord

Map of places to visit near Dunkerque


Markets in and near Dunkerque

Market days in Dunkerque: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday;

  • Dunkerque: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday (0km)
  • Grande-Synthe: market Tuesday & Thursday (2km)
  • Coudekerque-Branche: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Bergues: market Monday (8km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (16km)
  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Ardres: market Thursday (30km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (31km)

More information about Dunkerque, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Dunkerque, France

What to do at Dunkerque? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Dunkerque.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (4km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (4km)
  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (8km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (15km)
  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (34km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (41km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (42km)
  • Beffroi d'Armentières (Belfries of Belgium and France) (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (26km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (14km)
  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (15km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (19km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (26km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (38km)
  • Cap Blanc-Nez (44km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Grande-Synthe (2km)
  • Loon-Plage (8km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Dunkerque

Canton: Dunkerque

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59140

Distance to Dunkerque

from Lille (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 239 km

from Calais: 34 km

from Nice: 893 km

from Bordeaux: 720 km

from Strasbourg: 473 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Dunkerque from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Armbouts-Cappel, Bierne, Cappelle-la-Grande, Coudekerque-Branche, Fort-Mardyck, Grande-Synthe, Saint-Pol-sur-Mer and Spycker.

This page in French: Visiter Dunkerque

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