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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord

Bergues - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord

In the Flemish plain, 9 kilometers of fine sandy beaches of Dunkirk - Malo-les-Bains, 15 km from the Belgian border and 40 km from the mouth of the Channel Tunnel, Bergues opens ...

Yet fully corseted walls, whether medieval or due to the awesome talent of Vauban, the town is nestled at the foot of the belfry, World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. On the hill overlooking the city and gave it its name, the ruins of an ancient Benedictine abbey seem to stand guard while his museum pawnshop reveals part of its rich collections in a beautiful setting of brick at warm yellow ... Whether it's at its facades, its places, its traditions, Bergues St. Winoc is one of those Flemish towns where time seems to have no control. Its rich heritage, gastronomy, its friendliness and its environment will retain the tourist passing through the "other Bruges of Flanders" ...

As in the past, the city is punctuated with accents of his counting up chime every quarter of an hour or when it rings its bells for fifty Monday morning market or traditional festivals such as Carnival (Sunday of Lent ), Palm (agricultural fair the Sunday before Easter), the fire of Saint-Jean (around June 24) or during the Night of the decoy, Anno 1585 (evening show in late April and late September- early October).

Local specialties like cheese Bergues, sausage or Bergues Potsch'vleech, sprinkled as it should be a good beer.

Very close to Bergues, is the discovery of Flanders, this flat country where the flower market towns with brick walls and huge churches of this land and canals criss watergangs, which paved with chapels or small bridges, sometimes even lead to a few mills or a few taverns ...

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude50.9685190 (N 50° 58’ 7”)
Longitude2.4333240 (E 2° 25’ 60”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 22m
Surface area1.32 km²
Population3997 inhabitants
Density3028 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLille (65 km, 51 min)
Insee code59067
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Bergues

Nearest cities & towns

Hoymille2.4 km (7 min)
Bierne3 km (6 min)
Coudekerque-Village4.2 km (8 min)
Socx5.7 km (11 min)
Crochte6 km (10 min)
Warhem6.1 km (11 min)
Quaëdypre6.4 km (11 min)
Cappelle-la-Grande6.8 km (10 min)
Bissezeele7 km (10 min)
Steene7.3 km (13 min)
Téteghem8.4 km (14 min)
West-Cappel9.1 km (13 min)
Spycker9.2 km (14 min)
Coudekerque-Branche9.3 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


Ruins of the Abbey of Saint-Winoc
Ruins of the Abbey of Saint-Winoc
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The Belfry (World Heritage of Humanity)
The Belfry (World Heritage of Humanity)
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Gate Bierne
Gate Bierne
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Tram 99, tram travel on wheels
Tram 99, tram travel on wheels
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The Saint John
The Saint John
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L ' City Hall building in 1665 rebuilt in 1871
L ' City Hall building in 1665 rebuilt in 1871
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The Night of the decoy, anno 1585
The Night of the decoy, anno 1585
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Wednesday 6 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 11°C
Thursday 7 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 12°C
Friday 8 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Flight in a two-seat microlight
Sports sensations50 € to 90 € Longuenesse (30 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Sainte-Mildrède
HikeEasy2h10Volckerinckhove (16.9 km)
In the heart of the Battle
HikeEasy3h20Noordpeene (18.2 km)
Discovery trail around the town of Cassel
Village visitEasy1h30Cassel (19.1 km)
Booneghem Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Nieurlet (23 km)
Vert Bocage Circuit
Village visitEasy3h15Staple (24 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals