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Gravelines

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord

Gravelines - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord
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Encircled by ramparts and moats fed by the waters of the Aa river, the town of Gravelines offers visitors an interesting fortified heritage. Boat and pedalo trips around the ramparts are excellent way of discovering the fortifications modified by Vauban.

Worth a visit: the Drawing and Original Print Museum housed in the former powder magazine of the château-arsenal, which traces the history and techniques of the print.

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Gravelines

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.

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Harbor
Harbor
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The garden of the Poudrière
The garden of the Poudrière
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The door to the Boules
The door to the Boules
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The Petit-Fort-Philippe beach
The Petit-Fort-Philippe beach
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The tour of the fortifications by boat
The tour of the fortifications by boat
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Gravelines and its locks
Gravelines and its locks
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The lighthouse of Petit-Fort-Philippe and the Icelandic giant
The lighthouse of Petit-Fort-Philippe and the Icelandic giant
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The Christ-King
The Christ-King
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