Le Beffroi de Saint-Eloi
Le Beffroi de Saint-Eloi
4.5
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2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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DRS
Guildford, UK26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
EUR 5.00 entry fee. Elevator takes you most of the way then 65 steps (2 mins walk) to wonderful views at the top. What they don't tell you is that the bell rings every 15 mins so if you come out of the elevator just as it rings you'll be in for a loud surprise.
Written August 8, 2022
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Hello I'm sordarens,ry that the receptionist didn't tell you, but normally she's supposed to let you know. Thank you for telling us, we'll be more vigilant. See you soon The Reception team
Written June 30, 2023
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Paul G
Ghent, Belgium41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Cathedral still bares wounds of war, with it's bullet hole ridden front wall. Inside, a typical cathedral experience you can expect with any European Cathedral.
Written November 6, 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Parking nearby is easy, then a short walk to the tower and up via an elevator and stairs, you can see a long way from the top and the view of the church is great, well worth the trip.
Written May 26, 2019
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Michel J
51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Dunkirk, a very nice city and the Beffroi is the 360° POV of the city. On a clear day you will see the city, the port and the North Sea in the distance. The bell tower and its bells whose bumblebee value a visit but only if they are not activated!
Written October 2, 2018
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Rich G
Acton, MA2,490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
In the center of town is a bell tower called Le Beffroi de Saint-Eloi situated right across the street of the the old church with the same name.

To enter this place, go into the information booth / shop just beneath it and ask the cashier you'd like to visit the bell tower. It's about 3 or 4 euro per ticket. You start in the elevator, which takes you up to the 5th floor (bell room) where you can walk the same floors and get the same view they had back in the middle ages. Humbling actually. I mean, think about where you are and how old this room is. If you have some fear of heights the stairs in this room will give you pause, but it's not bad.

Then you walk up another 100 or so circular stairs to the top. Some areas are narrow but it's not a long walk. At the top, there is a wooden door you have to push open to get out. That alone is pretty cool. I mean, how old is that door?

Once outside the quadrangle rooftop allows for birds-eye view of all of Dunkirk. Stop at each side and take in the sights, and look at the markers for how far other cities on the planet are from that spot. Don't forget to also look down, at the floor, and the carvings on the walls, and the metal rods with eyehooks that have probably been there since day 1, all with a purpose but often overlooked as you're attention is probably on the beautiful views.
Written September 15, 2018
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MHHed
Lund, Sweden216 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
.. The view is great once you reach the top but to do so you need to take a lift then some stairs (60 steps). The lift takes a few minutes & you step out right by the bells. Then you need to tackle the stairs.. they are narrow and steep and there are only one set of stairs so visitors coming down/up meet along the narrow stairs. It is very claustrophobic and you can easily bump your head. I would never paid to go up if I knew about the claustrophobic stairs! Sorry, but for me, the view does not make up for the horrid stairs!
Written July 22, 2018
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AlexV1998
Kodaikanal, India98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Me and my brother attended the service. It was an interesting experience, being Protestants we had never been to a Catholic service. The interior on the other has is beautiful.
Written July 3, 2018
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Andrew S
London, UK99 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Arrived at lunchtime from the excellent Operation Dynamo museum and this tower was closed for lunch. OK, it's France. That happens. So we had lunch next door before returning to find once the office had opened that actually the lift was Out Of Order anyway. Why the signs couldn't have said that, I have no idea. Loads of great experiences in the area but this was the low point, sad to say.
Written June 1, 2018
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Hello Anders4077 Thank you for your comment it helps us to improve our services. From now on we set up a poster informing our visitors on the visit of the tower. (Due to lift maintenance works, there is no access to the tower until the end of June). We are delighted that you have enjoyed our beautiful Dunkirk's area and we hope to welcome you soon again. Best regards
Written June 4, 2018
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rayrest
Fenton, UK7,859 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Built in 1440 this bell tower of Dunkirk is truly amazing, with a lift to take you part way to the top, then stairs to the very top and all for a €3.50 ticket price. Great experience.
Written March 6, 2018
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Hello Rayrest, we are pleased that you enjoyed the visit. Looking forward to welcoming you again in Dunkirk !!
Written March 8, 2018
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Uberto_Vercellotti
Milan, Italy1,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Business
As per my knowledge the best 3.5€ you can spend in France.. The 58 m 14th century Belfrei was part of St. Eloi Churh till a fire split the 2 monuments, the 360^ view on Dunkirk and his coast sorroundings worth while the last steep climbing (don't worry till 5th floor you go by elevators)
Written November 24, 2017
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