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Dunkirk / Dunkerque – Shopping

( Dunkirk Tourism )

Nord – 59. Latitude: 51.03666 Longitude: 2.37684

Dunkirk is the most northern French ferry port, and is only six miles from the Belgium border. The third largest harbour in France, and mostly industrial, producing a substantial portion of France's oil and steel products.

Some useful information on restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and shops in Dunkirk, which we have collated from various sources for ferry travellers to Dunkirk.

The port has been in existence since the 8th Century. The adventures of the great Dunkerquis corsair, Jean Bart is celebrated by his statue (place Jean Bart, Centre). The scene of Operation Dynamo, the mass evacuation of British and Allied troops in May and June 1944, Dunkirk was largely destroyed in the second World War. Interestingly it was the last city to be liberated on May 10th, 1945. Dunkirk is the third port of France.

 Ferries to Dunkirk; DFDS Dunkirk

Dunkirk galleries

Other maps; Dunkirk Town hall map / Planville web map.

Dunkirk Tourist Office map (PDF file). www.dunkirk-tourism.com

If you are planning to stop off at a hotel as soon as you arrive at the port, the nearest budget hotels are Campanile, Premiere Class and Kyriad. There is a supermarket called Dia opposite with an adequate range of products. Importantly they are open on Sunday until 1.00pm. The cheapest fuel is available at Auchan Hypermarket (easy for LPG as well). After 8.30pm you can use the automated pumps which take U.K. credit and debit cards.

To get to Centre Auchan, the nearest large hypermerket, turn left at the first roundabout direction Dunkirk Centre for about 4km. The A16 autoroute is close by Auchan Hypermarket – if you are returning and want to fill up and stock up before boarding, the exit to take is 25A.

Related site pages

Channel ports in France & Spain (summary) – BoulogneBrugesCaenCalaisCherbourgDieppeDunkerqueDoverLe HavreLilleOstendRoscoffSantanderSt. Malo

Events in Dunkirk

Events in NORD, Pas de Calais

Dunkirk Marathon (annual). www.marathon-dunkerque.com

Hotels – Dunkirk

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If you are coming off the ferry late at night, the nearest budget Hotels are the Premiere Classe and Campanile about 1km from the port (off the first roundabout). Book before you arrive.

Logis de France – L'Hirondelle, 46 – 48 Av. Faidherbe. Tel: 0033 328 63 17 65. www.hotelhirondelle.com

Youth Hostels in France

Auberge de Jeunesse – Auberge de Jeunesse; Place Paul Asseman. 59140. Tel: 0033 328 63 36 34. www.fuaj.org

Budget Hotels and Chainsclick here for a summary of French Hotel Chains.

b and b budget hotels – B and B Hotel. Rooms 1 – 2 people, 3 – 4 people. Dunkerque Centre Gare, 15 avenue Belle Vue, Place de la gare. 59140. www.hotel-bb.com

b and b budget hotels – All Suites Apparthotel ***. Quai Freycinet, 1 avenue de l'Université. 59140 Dunkerque. www.allsuites-apparthotel.com

Best Hotel, ZA rue du 8 Mai 1945, Grande Synthe. 59760. Tel: 0033 328 27 46 69. BOOK THIS HOTEL. www.besthotel.fr

"Good value".

Hotel Borel ****, 6, rue de l'Hermitte, 59140. Dunkerque. Tel: 0033 328 66 51 80. www.hotelborel.fr

Campanile Hotel, Bordure du Lac Armbouts-Cappel, 59380 Bergues. Tel: 0033 328 64 64 70. BOOK THIS HOTEL. www.campanile.com

Directions; From Calais, A16 exit 57, follow N225 exit Bourbourg after the bridge.

Campanile Hotel, rue Charles de Gaulle, 59279. LOON-PLAGE. Tel: 0033 328 27 32 88. BOOK THIS HOTEL. www.campanile.com

Citotel Europ'Hotel, 13 Rue Leughenaer, Dunkirk. 59140. Tel: 0033 328 66 29 07. www.citotel.com

Kyriad Hotel **, rue Charles de Gaulle. 59279. Loon Plage. Tel: 0033 328 21 42 42. BOOK THIS HOTEL. www.kyriad.fr

Hotel Formule 1 Centre, 4, rue Francois-Arago, 59430 Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, Dunkirk. Tel: 0033 328 64 69 00. www.accorhotels.comaccor hotels dunkirk

Directions; From Calais, A16, exit 58, direction St. Pol, at lights go left, Av. du Banc Vert for 2km, at the end right, and straight on for 800m.

Hotel Formule 1 Grande-Synthe, rue du 8-Mai, 59760 Grand-Synthe. Tel: 0033 328 21 51 56. www.accorhotels.combudget hotel formule 1

Directions; From Calais, A16, exit 54, direction Port Est, at the 2nd roundabout direction Port est, 2nd lights go left.

Hotel Premiere Classe (NEAREST TO PORT), rue Charles de Gaulle, 59279. Loon Plage. Tel: 0033 328 21 36 06. www.premiereclasse.com

Directions; From the port – head towards motorway, at first roundabout you will see the hotel on the left.

Hotel Premiere Classe, 14 – 16 Rue Antoine- Lavoisier, ZAC de Saint-Pol-Jardins. 59430. Tel: 0033 328 61 63 04. www.premiereclasse.com

Directions; From Calais, A16, exit 54, direction Port Est, at the 1st roundabout last right, then straight on direction Dunkirk Centre. Exit St. Pol/Mer. Then left direction Centre Commercial Carrefour.

Hotel Premiere Classe, Le Lac, 59380 Armbouts-Cappel. Tel: 0033 328 64 90 74. www.premiereclasse.com

Directions; From Calais, A16, exit 57, direction Lille, follow N225 then exit Armbouts Cappel / Le Lac.

Nuit d'hôtel, Route de Gravelines, RN1, Dunkerque. Tel: 0033 328 21 36 06.

Directions; From Calais, exit 24, direction Loon Plage, direction Port Ouest. at the 2nd roundabout, right.

Fast Hotel, rue de la Porte de Lille, ZAC de Courghain, 59760. Grande-Synthe. Tel: 0033 328 21 90 90. www.fasthotel.com

Directions; From Calais A16, exit 56, Grand-Synthe Moulin. 200m on left

ETAP Hotel, ZAC du Courghain, Rue due la Porte de Lille, Dunkerque. Tel: 0033 328 21 79 40. www.accorhotels.cometap hotel

Directions; From Calais, A16 direction Lille, exit 56.

Dune Hotel **, rue du 8 Mai 1945, 59760. Grande-Synthe. Tel: 0033 328 21 58 58.

WELCOME HOTEL – 37 rue Poincaré.

Book a hotel with Booking.com – Hotels in Dunkirk

Hotel Chains in Dunkirk – click on logo to go direct to the hotel chains web page

– Best Hotel. www.besthotel.fr

campanile hotelsCampanile Hotel. www.campanile.com

etap hotelsETAP Hotels. www.accorhotels.cometap hotels.

formule 1 hotel calaisFormule 1. www.accorhotels.combudget hotel formule 1.

fast hotelFast Hotel. Closed – reopening end 2012. www.fasthotel.com

kyriad hotelKyriad Hotel. www.kyriad.fr

premiere class hotelsPremiere Class Hotels. www.premiereclasse.com

Bed and breakfast (Chambre d'Hôtes)

Annyck Minne, 275 rue du kruysbellaert, 59640. Dunlirk. Tel: 0033 328 60 30 00.

Les Calemalouine. www.lescalemalouine.com

Mont Sarah. www.mont-sarah.com

Madame Sardina's. www.dunkerque-tourisme.fr

Dunkirk Shopping Centres

Pole Marine Shopping Center. Place du Minck, Dunkirk.

centre marine dunkirk – Centre Marine Shopping Centre, ALTAREA France, 24 rue des Fusiliers Marins. 59140 Dunkerque. There is an ATAC supermarket here. www.centremarine.com

Gallerie Auchan, Flandre Littorale is a modern shopping complex a few miles from the port and just off the motorway (exit 25a). A good place to stock up and fill up before your journey. Web map (Planville)

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Supermarkets in Dunkirk

for more detailed company information click on logo

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Auchan Hypermarket Dunkirk.

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Flandre Littorale, RN40, rue de l'Ancien Village. 59760. Grande Synthe, Dunkerque. Tel: 0033 328 58 55 55. Open: 8.30am – 10.00pm, Monday – Saturday. A good place to get petrol before your motorway journey.

The garage is open from 8.30am to 8.30pm. Tel: 0033 328 58 55 36. Route Nationale 40, 59760 Grande Synthe

Unlike in the United Kingdom French Hypermarkets often have close ties with producers of local products. Auchan Littorale has signed a convention with 26 producers of local products ranging from Licques volailles (Turkey) to Les Lapins d'Artois (Rabbit) undertaking to promote local produce. www.licques-volailles.fr

Other shops in Galerie Auchan.

Food / Restaurants; Brasserie Le Maritza, Boulangerie Paul, Flunch, Pizza Paï.

Beauty / Health; Pharmacy Brigo, Yves Rocher, Shampoo.

Personal / Clothes; Camaieu Femme, Générale d'Optique, Vision Originale, Chausport (shoes), Camaieu Homme.

Service Presse; Norauto, Services Minute, La Presse, Pressing X Press, France Télécom, Foto Eco.

Household; Maison Castor, Trésor, Histoire d'Or, Animal Store, Maroquinerie, Point Cadre.

Also at the shopping centre; Leroy Merlin, Decathlon, GÉMO Shoes, Aubert (baby), Chantemur (paints, papers), Boulanger (electrical goods), Saint Maclou (carpets, rugs).

Other Supermarkets – for more detailed company information click on logo.

carrefour calaisCarrefour Hypermarket, Saint Pol sur Mer. Tel: 0033 328 58 58 58.

champion supermarket calaisChampion Supermarket, Centre Commercial du Méridian, Boulevarde de l'Europe, 59240. Malo-les-Bains. Tel: 0033 328.69.44.99. Open: Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 8.00pm.

cora supermarket dunkirkCORA Hypermarket and Petrol, rue Jacquard, 59411. Coudekerque. Tel: 0033 328 58 54 84. Open: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 9.00pm. Directions; A16 exit 60.

dia supermarket – Dia (formerly ED) Supermarket, rue de Gravelines, 59260. Loon Plage. Tel: 0033 328 -. Open: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm, 2.00 – 7.30pm, Saturday 9.00am – 7.30pm, Sunday 9.00am – 1.00pm. www.dia.fr

leclerc supermarket

1) Leclerc Supermarket, 89 Av. Jean-Lebas, BP 85. 59210. Coudekerque. Tel: 0033 328 64 68 50. Open: Monday – Thursday 8.45am – 12.15pm, 2.00 – 7.15pm. Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 7.30pm.

2) Leclerc Supermarket, 2 Rue des Forts. 59240. Dunkirk. Tel: 0033 328 69 06 84. Open: Monday – Thursday 8.45am – 12.15pm, 2.00 – 7.30pm. Friday 8.45am – 8.00pm. Saturday 8.45am – 7.30pm.

3) Leclerc Supermarket, Dunkerque Centre Marine. 59140 Dunkirk.

prisunic shopping – MONOPRIX Supermarket (Town Centre), 9 place de la République. Tel: 0033 328 59 01 11. www.monoprix.fr

Fuel – diesel and petrol

The cheapest fuel is available at Auchan Hypermarket (easy for LPG as well).

Auchan hypermarket. The fuel station is open from 8.30am to 8.30pm. Tel: 0033 328 58 55 36.

Wine and Beer Shops in Dunkirk

Epicerie des Dunes (wine, fruit etc.), êle des avenues Faidherbe et Geeraert, Dunkirk Malo. Tel: 0033 328 63 22 09.

Château Expert, 411, rue de Cambrai 59240 Dunkerque Cedex 02 France. Mobile; 0033 607 30 57 58.

La cave des Vendêes Tardives, 21 place Voltaire, 59240. Dunkerque. Tel: 0033 328 21 60 82.

Les chais de la Transat, 25 rue du Gouvernement, 59140. Dunkerque.

pidou in calaisPidou. Tel: 0033 328 22 07 95. Open 8.00am to 10.00pm Monday to Saturday. Zone Eurofret, Loon Plage. Dunkerque. Directions; A16 exit 24, 2 miles from Eurofret terminal (DFDS Ferries).

Shopping in Dunkirk

There are hundreds of shops in the town centre. Worth visiting are: Boulevard Alexandre III, rue Clemenceau, Boulevard Sainte Barbe and Rue Nationale.

Opticians;

– Roger-Optic, 48bis, rue Poincaré, Dunkirk. Tel: 0033 328 66 33 66.

– Best Optique, 21, rue Clemenceau. Tel: 0033 328 66 86 25.

– Best Optique, Place Jean Bart. Tel: 0033 328 66 92 19.

– Optique Leroy, 25, place Emile-Bollaert.

Sports Shops;

– Sportgate, 10, boulevarde Alexandre III. Latitude Nord, 7, rue des Soeurs-Blanches.

Chocolaterie de Beussent, 30 rue Poincaré, Dunkirk.

Boulangerie-Patisserie

– Boutteau Patisserie, 19, place Jean Bart.

– La Briocherie, 788, place de la République.

– Dehandschoewercker, 1, rue du Sud

– Les Lutins, 9, rue de la Marine.

Cheese shops

Cremerie La Ferme, 22 rue Poincare. 59190 Dunkirk. Tel: 0033 328 59 22 55.

"An absolute must for cheese lovers, this shop has a huge range of cheeses, local and national, as well as local beers." Open till 7.00pm, but closed daily from noon until 3.00pm.

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Fish

– Fish – place de Minck, fresh fish on the quai.

Gardening

shopping point vertPoint Vert. Rue du canton du Cailloutis. 59279 LOON PLAGE. Tel: 0033 328 25 43 60. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 12.15pm and 2.00pm to 7.00pm. www.magasin-point-vert.fr

Perfumes

– NOCIBÉ – 50, Bld alexandre III, 59140.

Wool

shopping phildar France – Phildar (Wool). 22 rue de la Marine. 59140 Dunkirk. Tel: 0033 328 25 45 50. www.phildar.fr

Factory shopping in France

Tobacco Shops in Dunkerque

A l'Eclipse, 10 Place Jean Bart. Tel: 0033 328 66 65 51.

Au Chambord, 6 Quai Mardyck. Tel: 0033 328 66 17 57.

Au Longchamps, 164 Av. Libération. Tel: 0033 328 63 54 22.

Le Bahut, 24 Place Calonne. Tel: 0033 328 59 03 56.

Olivier Barbier, 6 Av. Guynemer. Tel: 0033 328 66 32 42.

Café Tabac Le Fontenoy, 53 rue Fort Louis. Tel: 0033 328 64 63 45.

Janine Carnon, 31 rue Passerelies. Tel: 0033 328 60 32 85.

Patrick Falewee, 45 Bd. Ste. Barbe. Tel: 0033 328 66 39 34.

La Potinière, 286 Bd. République F. Mitterrand. Tel: 0033 328 69 17 35.

Le Flandre, 100 Av. Libération. Tel: 0033 328 63 64 21.

Le Flash, 1527 Av. Petite Synthe. Tel: 0033 328 61 37 38.

Le Marigny, 7 rue Prés. Wilson. Tel: 0033 328 66 41 12.

Le Narval, 24 Av. Faidherbe. Tel: 0033 328 63 54 08.

Le Poincaré, 52 rue Prés. Poincaré. Tel: 0033 328 63 18 61.

L'Univers, 77 Av. Mer. Tel: 0033 328 29 03 64.

Rond Point Terminus, 643 Bd. République F. Mitterrand. Tel: 0033 328 69 15 66.

Tabac a La Havane, 23 Bd. Alexandre III. Tel: 0033 328 66 87 66.

Markets in Dunkirk

Place Général De Gaulle. Wednesday and Saturday from 8.00am until 4.00pm.

Place Turenne, Tuesday mornings.

Useful Outside links

– Check out the latest catalogue / leaflet offers (PDF). www.bonial.fr

port of dunkirk – Port of Dunkirk. www.dunkerque-port.fr

dover port – Port of Dover. www.doverport.co.uk

weather for France – BBC Weather in Dunkirk. www.bbc.co.uk

dunkirk tourism – Town Web Site. www.ville-dunkerque.fr

Tourist Office. www.dunkirk-tourism.com

Dunkirk Promotion. www.dunkerquepromotion.org

Planville, useful map of Lille and other areas. www.planville.com

carnival dunkirk – Carnival of Dunkirk. www.le-carnaval.fr

– Carnival page. www.facebook.com

Web Nord. www.webnord.com

Le Phare, a local newspaper. www.lepharedunkerquois.fr

The Other Side. www.theotherside.co.uk

Nord Department Tourism. www.cdt-nord.fr

Nord / Pas de Calais Tourism. www.northernfrance-tourism.com

Chambres de Commerce et d'Industrie de France. www.cci.fr

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