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Operation Dynamo short break

A view on the East Mole from the water and much more!

One of the highlights of this short stay, from Friday to Saturday, is a tour on board a sailing yacht to see the East Mole and the Dunkerque beaches from the sea. Enjoy a delicious French dinner on board a Dunkirk 1940 ship, visit a Fort and the war museum!


Discover the East Mole and the famous Dunkerque beaches aboard a sailing boat.

On Friday afternoon, from 2 to 5 pm, aboard a five-seater sailing boat which we book just for you, an experienced skipper takes you famous East Mole, which enabled 230,000 soldiers to be evacuated in just 9 days. This impressive structure is best seen from the water, and the end of it has remained unchanged since the soldiers passed in 1940.
We will then sail along the famous beach at Dunkirk, from where a third of the soldiers were evacuated. You’ll be following in the wake of the Dunkirk Little Ships, but fortunately in a much calmer atmosphere.

Dinner aboard “Princess Elizabeth”

This 1926 paddle steamer was named after King George V of England’s granddaughter, who became Queen Elizabeth II. The ship crossed the North Sea four times in June 1940, saving the lives of 1,673 soldiers. The crew welcomes you for a delicious dinner aboard this historically significant vessel.

Bed and breakfast in a comfortable three or four-star hotel

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Dunkerque war museum

Close to the East Mole and the evacuation beaches, the Dunkirk 1940 Operation Dynamo War  is located in Bastion 32, the headquarters of the French forces in 1940. The Museum tells the incredible story of the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo in May-June 1940, the largest evacuation effort in military history. The museum houses a rich collection of weapons, uniforms, models, photos and maps of military operations.

The Belfry tower

Erected in around 1440, the Belfry rang the bell of the Saint-Eloi church until a fire separated the two buildings in 1558. You start your journey through time by taking the lift up to the impressive carillon with 50 bells. You will continue your visit by climbing 65 steps and catch your breath before the view takes it away again. The belfry can be visited all year round and houses the Tourist Office and its shop

The Fort des Dunes

Hidden along the dunes, the Fort des Dunes welcomes you to tell you about Operation Dynamo, but also about French fortifications, the history of Flanders, and the nature surrounding the area.

You can visit these attractions at the time of your convenience, from 10am to 5pm.

Price (2024)
From € 199 per person

on the basis of a shared double room.
Included: A 3h boat tour on a sports yacht, dinner on board Princess Elizabeth, one night B&B at a three or four star hotel, admission fees to the museum, the fort and the belfry tower, tourist tax.

Not included: transport and personal expenses

This short break offer is also very suitable for families
Price from € 115 per person*

*on a basis of a family of 2 adults and 2 children until 12  years of age in communicating rooms and a children’s menu at dinner for the children.