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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord

Gravelines - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord

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.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude50.9870700 (N 50° 59’ 13”)
Longitude2.1255370 (E 2° 7’ 32”)
Surface area22.66 km²
Population11887 inhabitants
Density524 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLille (92 km, 1h08)
Insee code59273
IntercommunalityCU de Dunkerque

Nearest cities & towns

Grand-Fort-Philippe3.6 km (8 min)
Saint-Folquin5.5 km (10 min)
Saint-Georges-sur-l'Aa5.8 km (11 min)
Saint-Omer-Capelle7.2 km (12 min)
Oye-Plage7.2 km (11 min)
Loon-Plage8.1 km (14 min)
Bourbourg8.9 km (14 min)
Vieille-Église9.7 km (16 min)
Nouvelle-Église11.5 km (14 min)
Sainte-Marie-Kerque11.9 km (16 min)
Craywick12.2 km (15 min)
Offekerque12.5 km (17 min)
Grande-Synthe13.9 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


The door to Balls
The door to Balls
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The Garden of the Powder
The Garden of the Powder
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The beach of Petit-Fort-Philippe
The beach of Petit-Fort-Philippe
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The tower fortifications boat
The tower fortifications boat
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Gravelines and its locks
Gravelines and its locks
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Lighthouse Petit Fort Philippe and giant Icelandic
Lighthouse Petit Fort Philippe and giant Icelandic
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Christ- king
Christ- king
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Flight in a two-seat microlight
Sports sensations60 € to 100 € Longuenesse (30 km)
Swin Golf des 2 caps, open to all
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 6 € Tardinghen (36 km)
Tour of the region by electric tricycle
Nature and the great outdoors50 € to 92 € Boulogne-sur-Mer (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Sainte-Mildrède
HikeEasy2h10Volckerinckhove (21 km)
Booneghem Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Nieurlet (25 km)
In the heart of the Battle
HikeEasy3h20Noordpeene (28 km)
Discovery trail around the town of Cassel
Village visitEasy1h30Cassel (33 km)
Vert Bocage Circuit
Village visitEasy3h15Staple (35 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals