Fort des Dunes
Fort des Dunes
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The Musée - Muserial of Fort des Dunes, showcasing remarkable military architecture by General Séré de Rivières, was built in 1878 to protect Dunkirk from eastern attacks. During WWII, it played a crucial role in Operation Dynamo, the largest evacuation in history. Now a cultural and heritage site, it offers breathtaking views of Flanders dunes and the North Sea. The museum provides guided tours, multilingual audio guides, and hosts cultural activities for groups and students throughout the year, making it a significant place of remembrance.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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lazy_1970
Paris, France286 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Good place to recollect history. However,
1/ the multimedia has to be managed properly, more so, if you are not a francophone.
2/ the nearby beach could be more clearly noted from the inner memoires.
Hope the management will take of this points.
Thanks to the frontdesk to inform about the combo ticket (with Dynamo museum)
Written May 18, 2024
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Paintings23
London, UK401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014
A number 3 bus from the centre will take you to the beach ( last stop) & you can walk over the dunes to access the fort- about a 10 - 15 minutes walk. If you fancy the walk from town, it's flat & there are places for refreshments along the way. There's no information when you're actually there but you can read about it beforehand. There's a definite appeal about this place.
Written August 24, 2014
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argiedre
Vilnius, Lithuania13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
It's an interesting place to visit. The fort was built in 1870's and occupies a huge area of the dunes, unfortunately not yet the whole are is opened for the tourists, but the renovation works are held on for the last decade and every year you may explore a bigger part of the fort.
The audio guide tells you the whole story of the place and since the fort is build on the dunes you'll see some nice views to the beach, dunes, the city of Leffrinckoucke and even the towers of Dunkerque.
Many geocaches nearby :)
Written August 7, 2014
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eric
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
splendid
super audioguide for a 1€ tag ( just adding theu audio instead of reading a real plus so you can concentrate on the views pics and exhibits
magnificent views while outside who made us do a trekking in the dune during the afternoon
a great to do
Written August 23, 2020
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Vanessa S
Shrewsbury, UK77 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We read about this Fort and were so disappointed that they did not have wheelchair access when we arrived. None of the group went in.
I am hoping this will be rectified in the future as it looked amazing.
Written August 12, 2019
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Richard N
Baldock150 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is shut on a Monday - so I don't know what it is about! There is a small French military cemetery here - and you can walk parallel to the beach (but there is a fence so you cant get into the dunes). Nonetheless it was very evocative seeing the craters and imagining the hell it was in 1940.
Written June 13, 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Fort les Dunes are some fortifications located in Leffrinckoucke, a little town close to Dunkirk, an important city in the 2nd World War. These fortifications are in the beach and near of it and they were built in the 19th Century by French Army to fight against Prussians. After they weee used in the 1st and 2nd World War and now it is possible to visit them. We came here with my years old daughter and we enjoyed a lot: walking and running om the sand, seeing the bunkers and other fortifications, learning 20th Century History or going inside bunkers. Really a great experience for adults and children. Also from these fortifications, you can see very nice views of the beach and the ocean. Very recommendable.
Written May 24, 2019
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Nanette132
Brisbane, Australia198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Built in 1878 to protect Dunkirk and its port. It's buildings buried under sand are very interesting and the exhibition was a treasure trove of historical black and white photographs. During the WW11 the fort was the Centre of Dynamo Operation, the largest embarkation in history of 338 000 allied soldiers evacuated. We took the audio guided tour of the fort and grounds with great views of the north sea and dunes and hills of Flanders. There are several exhibition rooms describing the history of the buildings and events. The last exhibition room has an animated model showing how the largest boarding operation of all time took place, translated into several languages. They hold guided tours here in July and August, our combined ticket was E5 each and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The young lady Ines at the office was so helpful and printed out bus timetable and map to get to the nearby military cemetery taking bus 20 from outside the Fort. We arrived by C1 bus from Dunkirk and all public transport is free so enjoy your visit.
Written May 10, 2019
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Wintersnowdrop
Devon, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Stopped to visit on a trip to Dunkirk as the local museum was closed. We had a guided tour and it was really interesting to learn about its history. Our guide was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The toilets are mixed, so beware - it's a surprise if you don't know! You need good walking shoes/trainers to cope with the slopes and steps. Shop/souvenirs were very limited. Well worth a visit and allow a couple of hours.
Written April 26, 2019
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294fraserf
Deroche, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
We spent several hours touring the Fort with it’s many years of military history. There is English translation both written and audio at all the points of interest around the different areas of the fort and grounds. The reception staff were also fluent in several languages. A great way to spend the afternoon and see the history of an area. Great view of the surrounding area.
Written October 2, 2018
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