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How to get to Dunkerque?

By car


A25 Lille

A1 Paris

A26 Reims

A16 / E40 Rouen

By air

International airports:

Calais - Dunquerke (20 min)

Lille - Lesquin (45 min)

Brussels (1h30)

Roissy Charles de Gaulle (2h30).

By boat

Ferries - 2 hours from England

By rail

Dunkerque-Paris TGV and to all French major towns by Lille (30min)

Channel Tunnel (20 minutes)


Louis XIV, famous for his naval prowess, left his mark all over Dunkerque Flandre Côte d’Opale. When this King made the privateer Jean Bart a noble, he turned the Dunkirk sailor into a symbol of courage. Today, in the port of Gravelines, the region's maritime heritage takes pride of place - with the construction of France's biggest historical sailing ship. On the quays of Dunkirk, you'll find the magical past of France's 3rd biggest port.

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Marc Demeure Voix du nOrd

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