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Dunkerque, also known as Dunkirk, is a beautiful commune in France, located more exactly within the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, in the Nord department, only 6.2 miles away from the Belgian border. The history of Dunkerque goes back to 1067, when the name of the site appeared for the first time. The French, Spanish, English and Dutch fought for this area for a long time before it became a French territory. According to the 2009 census, Dunkerque has a total population of 92,923 residents and spans on a total area of 16.95 square miles.

Top Attractions within Dunkerque

The Dunkerque Carnival is one of the most popular events in the area. The festival is being held every year from January to March, only in the weekends, and it gathers thousands of people who come to either watch the colorful parade or to actually be a part of it. The festival is said to be the noisiest event in France and it somehow resembles the worldwide renowned Carnivals of Rio de Janeiro and Venice.

The Musee Portuaire is a great cultural institution in Dunkerque. The museum puts on display numerous artifacts and historical items related to the history and presence of the town's port, including numerous exhibits of images.

The Musee des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts) is another museum in Dunkerque you could visit. This museum puts on display a wide array of Flemish, Italian and French art collections, containing impressive paintings and sculptures.

The Dunkerque Beach is a wide sandy beach where you can relax, take in the fresh air and have a great time. The beach is perfect is you simply want to lay on the beach all day long, enjoying the sun and the waves. Nevertheless, those who like water sports will also have a great time here.

Restaurants. Dunkerque provides numerous and diverse dining opportunities. Some of the most popular restaurants in Dunkerque are Le Grand Large, Le Marmiton, Au Bon Coin, Le Petit Journal, L'Auberge de Jules, Entre ciel et Mer, L'Estouffade, Le Corsauire and many, many others.