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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Gravelines
Insee code59273
AltitudeFrom 0 to 25 meters
Surface22.66 km²
Population11830 inhabitants
Density522 inhabitants/km²


National labelsGrand-Fort-Philippe at 3.6 km (8 min)
Chief townLille (at 92 km, 68 min)Saint-Folquin at 5.5 km (10 min)
DepartmentNordSaint-Georges-sur-l'Aa at 5.8 km (11 min)
RegionNord-Pas-de-CalaisSearch another town


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Located in the Nord-Pas de Calais on the Opal Coast, halfway between Calais and Dunkerque, Gravelines, fortified city rebuilt by Vauban, governor in 1706, is part of the Metropolitan Area "Dunkerque Grand Littoral" and belongs to the group of seven municipalities that make up the "Rives de l'Aa.

City average of 13 000 inhabitants, Gravelines has a rich and diverse heritage.

Its beach, marina and hiking trails offer vast opportunities for discovery of the territory.


  • Boat trip: Vauban Pier Promenade, walking in electric boats, rowboats, pedal boats to or guided tours.
  • Range: Cabins, Biblio beach, Cyber Beach, Point kid (beach club, playground, trampoline).
  • Visits to the city with an audio guide.
  • Hiking trails around the fortifications.
  • Many water activities.
  • Sports Complex "Sportica" (swimming pool, roller skating, bowling, cinema ...).
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Gravelines
Leisure centresBeach of Petit-Fort-Philippe,   Marina of Gravelines,   Museum of the Dessin et de l'Estampe Originale
MonumentsLighthouse of Gravelines


  • April: The Days of the Euro-regional Fortified towns, many events in the heart of the city and visits to see the fortifications otherwise.
  • In May: The Sailing Festival: many activities for the whole family on the theme of water and sea Meet at Parc des Rives of Aa and La Digue Petit Fort Philippe.
  • In June, July and August: a date, a garden, a concert Gravelines gardens open their doors on a few musical notes. Free concert.
  • Late August: Sound and Light. The 300 "Troubadours Gravelingues" lead you through the history of its walls ... Fortifications required by the Counts of Flanders in the Middle Ages to ward off the northern barbarians ...
  • In September: Heritage Days.
  • Flea markets.
  • Christmas Market.


  • Visit Bourboug. Discover prison Bourbourg the carillon and the work of Anthony Caro "The chorus of light".
  • The Chorus of Light: monumental complex consisting of 15 sculptures, created by British artist Anthony Caro for the choir restored Gothic church Saint-Jean-Baptiste Bourbourg. Meeting with exceptional contemporary art, architecture, heritage and sacred.
  • The carillon: After years of silence, the bells of the church Saint-Jean-Baptiste pace of new days of Bourbougeois. Containing 50 bells, the instrument automatically animated or in the hands of the carillon. To date, it is one of the most beautiful bells in the world.
  • Prison: Classed as a historical monument, this building served as a prison from the 16th century, it also includes housing the jailer, the cells and dungeons of prisoners. A unique and authentic place that makes you plunge into the prison of the past.
  • Museums and Sea Rescue in Grand-Fort-Philippe: Situated along the channel of Aa, these small museums carry you at the time of fishing cod fishery in Iceland. With many models and Archives, you learn the daily life of seafarers in the 19th and 20th centuries, and you climb aboard the old lifeboat.
  • Museum of Traditional Games in Loon-Plage: Housed in an old farmhouse, this museum, you will discover these traditional games invented by our ancestors. Through exposure and introductions to various games, apprehend a part of our heritage in a fun way.
  • Natural Reserve of Platier Oye: It is situated on the coast near the town of Oye-Plage between Calais and Dunkerque and stops on the left bank of the estuary of the Aa Pas-de-Calais. The dune environment of Platier of Goose presents a diversity of important habitats in a relatively small area (beach and foreshore, dunes, mudflats and wet grasslands). The Coastal Protection has acquired since 1979, more than 200 hectares of lands in this reservation. The development of grazing cows and ponies Highland maintains the grassland which are conducive to some species of migratory birds rest there and breed. To maintain the recent polder area, water bodies have been dug supporting the stationing of many species of ducks.
  • Storytelling walks on the banks of the Aa in July and August in Grand-Fort-Philippe and Bourbourg.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Flight in a two-seat microlightSports sensationsFrom 50 € to 90 €Longuenesse (30 km)

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The door to BallsThe door to Balls
The Garden of the PowderThe Garden of the Powder
The beach of Petit-Fort-PhilippeThe beach of Petit-Fort-Philippe
The tower fortifications boatThe tower fortifications boat
Gravelines and its locksGravelines and its locks
Lighthouse Petit Fort Philippe and giant IcelandicLighthouse Petit Fort Philippe and giant Icelandic
Christ- kingChrist- king



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Saturday 31 January
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Sunday 1 February
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Fish and Seafood restaurantAu retour d islande  
Here is a gastronomic restaurant. Breathing the soil. Located opposite the. Channel Aa, returning from Iceland. Is known for its specialties. Seafood and fish menus. (grilled, soups...)....
Located in GravelinesFrom 20 € to 55 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Tour  
Between Flanders and Artois doors with five capitals less than 350 km, Gravelines arises as the crossroads of North greedy. You will understand through the doors of the restaurant La...
Located in Gravelines20 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Dunkerque Sud - Loon Plage  
Campanile restaurant, located in Loon-Plage, south of Dunkirk enjoys a privileged location for business trips or leisure. It opens its doors in a friendly, stylish setting. Bright space,...
Located 5.6 km from Gravelines21 € per person 

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House with 2 bedrooms'Le coin des Templiers    
On a former(ancient) farm renewed in 2009 and 2012, at the exit(release) of the village, on a hiking trail (road of éclusettes). Deux guest houses with independent entrances(entries),...
Located 12 km from GravelinesFrom 56 € to 62 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsLa ferme des saules    
Between Calais, Dunkerque and St Omer, 4 guest rooms of charm 4 ears at the center of a village in the most beautiful villages in Flanders, surrounded by meadows, fields and scattered...
Located 16.6 km from GravelinesFrom 75 € to 98 € the double room 
Farm with 5 bedroomsLe Pantgat Hof    
On the old farm grant, 5 themed spacious rooms in guest house classified 3 ears lodgings of France (on-site certified garden Gardens Passions Owners artists pictorial art and textile...
Located 18 km from GravelinesFrom 61 € to 72 € the double room 

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House for 7 personsLa Pannerie  
Located in the natural park 'Caps and Marais d'Opale' the pannerie is an old detached bungalow on a surface of 130 m² Recques-sur-Hem (62). She welcomes you for a peaceful stay in the...
Located 17.3 km from GravelinesFrom 290 € to 340 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsMalo les bains Dunkerque 60 m Mer + wifi
Description. Apartment 4personnes 50m². Distance Sea sixty meters. * Possible Bedding 1 Gd 2 bunk bed QueenSize 1.60 m 80cm. 1 sofa bed 1m40 umbrella if needed. * Linen house fully...
Located 20 km from Gravelines413 € per week 
Apartment for 3 personsStudio vue de mer frontale  
Studio Malo les Bains max. 3 persons. Superb vieuws of the dunes and the sea. All comfort-TV-Lift-Parking privé-Comer kitchen-Bathroom-Terrace towards the sea- double bed + a bed. Shops...
Located 23 km from GravelinesFrom 240 € to 380 € per week 

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40 places over 3 haCamping Saint Antoine    
Quiet and wooded campsite near the village with all amenities. Snack bar, foosball, billiards, bowling, parties, playground for children. 30 min of the Sea (Dunkerque, Malo-les-Bains)...
Located 20 km from Gravelines10 € per day 

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Logis hôtel Gravelines Dunkerque - Hotel in GravelinesLogis hôtel Gravelines Dunkerque    
Located in the town centre of Gravelines, just 6 km from the Dover-Calais ferry departure point, this hotel offers a restaurant and bar and en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guest rooms...
Located in GravelinesRoom from 46 €
Premiere Classe Dunkerque Loon Plage - Hotel in GravelinesPremiere Classe Dunkerque Loon Plage    
Set just 14 km from Dunkerque, this Premiere Classe is easily accessible from the motorway and not far from the seafront. It is 30 km from the Belgian border. The guest rooms are equipped...
Located 5.5 km from GravelinesRoom from 31 €
Kyriad Dunkerque Sud - Loon Plage - Hotel in GravelinesKyriad Dunkerque Sud - Loon Plage     
Located on the western outskirts of Dunkerque, approximately 18 km from the city centre, this hotel offers you functional and affordable accommodation in this historic harbour city....
Located 5.6 km from GravelinesRoom from 44 €

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Suite Novotel Lille Europe
Set in the city centre, this 4-star hotel is just 600 metres from Lille-Flandres Train Station. It features a fitness centre and offers suites with free...
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