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Dunkerque, or Dunkirk as it is known in English, is a town along the northern coast of France which is probably most famously known as the site of the evacuation of British and French forces in 1940 during the Fall of France. The town began as a fishing village held by the Counts of Flanders in the 10th century, and during its long history the town has often changed hands under the control of the English, French, Spanish, and Dutch. Finding your ideal hotel in Dunkerque can be a stressful task, especially when you have a certain budget and expectations about the location and hotel facilities. Venere makes the experience much simpler by providing thousands of user reviews, photo galleries of the hotel rooms and facilities, and a Google maps location so that you can see what the local area has to offer.
What's Dunkerque Like?
The city is a popular seaside destination close to the Belgian border, and will prove to be a popular destination for history buffs and War Walkers in particular. Some of the most popular sites and landmarks in Dunkerque include the likes of the Memorial Du Souvenir, Le Beffroi de Saint-Eloi, Musee Portuaire, and Le Texel. Every mid to late February, the town will celebrate Carnival with live music, street parties, and fancy dress, and promises to be more of an experience than an event. Calais is also a short journey away, and you can enjoy other events include the Christmas Festival, Fête de la Dinde, and even an International Kite flying festival.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Dunkerque
Dunkerque is close to the Belgian border, and although many of the locals speak Flemish or have a Flemish dialect, the common language is very much French. The locals close to the Belgian border are not quite as famously stubborn in only speaking French, however it is still advisable to learn a few basic French phrases such as "Parlez-Vous Anglais?" (Do you speak English?). There is a fairly extensive transport network connecting the city to the wider area, however the city center is fairly small and can easily be traversed by foot. The Summer months span from June to August, and the afternoon enjoys a pleasant 20°C on average, however it has gone as high as 38°C at times. A comfortable pair of walking shoes will be required in order to make sure that you see all of the local attractions. You can use the Google maps applet via the Venere website so that you can see everything around your hotel so you never miss a thing.
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