Dunkirk is located on the English Channel coast of France close to the Belgian border. It is the third largest port of France. Dunkirk has been in existence since the 8th Century as a port and was home to the great Dunkerquis corsair, Jean Bart who is celebrated by a statue in the town. 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. The remaining sights include the medieval red brick belfry, the restored 15th century church of St-Eloi and the 1899 Hotel de Ville. The Musee des Beaux-Arts has a good co llection of 17/18 th century French, Dutch and Flemish paintings and a display on the 1940 Allied evacuation. Malo-les-Bains is a pleasant 19th century seaside suburb from whose large sandy beach the soldiers embarked the fleet of small boats sent to save them.
From Dunkirk you can visit Lille, rich in interesting old streets and museums.
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