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Dunkirk

Dunkirk is a port city located in the Nord department of France, on the English Channel. It is situated in the northernmost part of the country, near the border of Belgium. The city is known for its fishing industry, its historic fortifications, and its long history as a strategic port.

Dunkirk was founded in the late 9th century by the Count of Flanders. It has been an important port for centuries, and was used by the Spanish and Dutch as a trading post before becoming a French port in 1658. During World War II, the city was the site of the famous evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, known as the “Miracle of Dunkirk”. This event was one of the most significant of the war, as it saved hundreds of thousands of Allied troops from certain death.

In addition to its historical significance, Dunkirk is known for its beautiful beaches and its vibrant culture. The city is home to a number of museums, including the Dunkirk Historical Museum, which chronicles the city’s past. The city also hosts a number of cultural events throughout the year, such as the annual Dunkirk Jazz Festival.

Dunkirk is an important part of French history and culture, and its importance to the Allied forces during World War II will never be forgotten. It is a beautiful city with a rich history, and it is well worth a visit for anyone interested in French culture and history.

Excursion tips for a day in Dunkirk

Dunkirk is a French city located in the Nord department, and it has plenty of activities to offer tourists. Here is a list of things to do in Dunkirk on a day trip:

1. Visit the Dunkirk 1940 Museum to learn about the city's history during World War II.
2. Take a tour of the Citadel of Dunkirk, a fortress built in the 17th century.
3. Enjoy a stroll along the beach and admire the sand dunes.
4. Experience the local culture and cuisine by visiting the weekly market.
5. Explore the local art galleries and museums.
6. Visit the Lighthouse of Dunkirk, the tallest lighthouse in France.
7. Take a boat tour of the harbor and see the many fishing boats.
8. Visit the Old Town and admire the architecture of the historic buildings.
9. Take a walk in the nearby forest and enjoy the natural scenery.
10. Relax and have a picnic in the Parc de la Dune.

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The climate in Dunkirk

Dunkirk in France has a temperate climate with mild winters, cool summers, and plenty of precipitation throughout the year. In the winter months, temperatures usually range between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius, with occasional snowfall. Spring is mild with temperatures ranging between 8 and 16 degrees Celsius. Summer temperatures are mild, ranging between 16 and 22 degrees Celsius. Autumn is mild with temperatures ranging between 8 and 16 degrees Celsius. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the most rainfall occurring in the winter and spring months.

Cruise weather for Dunkirk

Our weather forecast for Dunkirk helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 19.2 °C
min: 14.5 °C
29.5 m/s
64.4 m/s
83.9 %
22.4 m
83.5 %
1,010 hPa
05:54:58
21:57:41
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 21.7 °C
min: 14.1 °C
13.0 m/s
26.3 m/s
60.0 %
24.1 m
79.3 %
1,019 hPa
05:56:10
21:56:37
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 15.7 °C
10.4 m/s
21.6 m/s
66.8 %
24.1 m
72.8 %
1,020 hPa
05:57:24
21:55:31
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 14.7 °C
14.0 m/s
25.9 m/s
38.8 %
24.1 m
74.4 %
1,020 hPa
05:58:40
21:54:22
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 21.9 °C
min: 15.6 °C
22.3 m/s
32.0 m/s
86.9 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,012 hPa
05:59:56
21:53:11
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 15.2 °C
25.2 m/s
52.6 m/s
54.9 %
24.1 m
72.2 %
1,013 hPa
06:01:14
21:51:58
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 21.0 °C
min: 17.6 °C
29.2 m/s
51.8 m/s
96.3 %
24.1 m
80.4 %
1,013 hPa
06:02:34
21:50:42
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 15.5 °C
24.6 m/s
49.0 m/s
31.8 %
24.1 m
75.6 %
1,016 hPa
06:03:54
21:49:24
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 19.4 °C
min: 14.2 °C
29.2 m/s
46.0 m/s
78.7 %
24.1 m
70.6 %
1,016 hPa
06:05:15
21:48:04
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 18.7 °C
min: 14.2 °C
21.6 m/s
31.9 m/s
47.4 %
23.8 m
77.4 %
1,016 hPa
06:06:38
21:46:41
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 21.6 °C
min: 14.9 °C
23.8 m/s
27.4 m/s
85.2 %
24.1 m
68.4 %
1,020 hPa
06:08:01
21:45:17
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 21.9 °C
min: 15.9 °C
19.8 m/s
29.9 m/s
97.8 %
24.1 m
77.7 %
1,021 hPa
06:09:25
21:43:50
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 17.4 °C
15.1 m/s
23.0 m/s
44.5 %
24.1 m
71.0 %
1,018 hPa
06:10:51
21:42:21
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 17.2 °C
18.0 m/s
25.6 m/s
55.9 %
24.1 m
75.4 %
1,018 hPa
06:12:17
21:40:51

Cruises to Dunkirk

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Scheduled ship calls in Dunkirk, France
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 7th 2025 Saturday, 7th of Jun. 2025 Azamara Journey 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 20th 2025 Saturday, 20th of Sep. 2025 MS Sirena 11:00 am 09:00 pm
May 24th 2026 Sunday, 24th of May 2026 MS Insignia 10:00 am 07:00 pm

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