This region is also known as "Hauts-de France" (Top of France): a perfectly accurate name, if only it referred to the belfries! Symbols of the North, these monumental towers offer exceptional, panoramic "views from the top".

You'll see them jutting out of urban landscapes, all around the region, as impressive as they are fascinating. Dunkerque Flandre Côte d'Opale has three Unesco World heritage belfries: the Gravelines belltower, the Saint Eloi lighthouse, and the watchtower of Dunkirk's town hall. There's a terrace at the top of the Saint Eloi belfry, from which you can enjoy a panoramic view over the town, harbour and beach. It's a great way to kick off your holiday on the coast.

These stone giants - and their many stairs - await you...

The unmissable places

Get some height!

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