"TOWERS" IN TOWN

VIEW FROM ABOVE!

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...

Get some height!

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Beffroi de Saint-Eloi
Beffroi de Saint-Eloi

58 metres high, the Saint Eloi Belfry looms over the city of Dunkirk. Admire the stunning view of the city, port and French Flanders, from this World Heritage Site.

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Beffroi de Gravelines
Beffroi de Gravelines

Gravelines’ Belfry, erected in the 19th century, is now inscribed on the World Heritage List. It’s open for the visits only on European Heritage Days

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Beffroi de l'Hôtel de Ville
Beffroi de l'Hôtel de Ville

The Dunkirk's townhall and its 75m high belfry were built in a Flemish Renaissance style in 1901

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