Grand-Fort-Philippe & Petit-Fort-Philippe

Grand-Fort-Philippe & Petit-Fort-Philippe

Grand Fort Philippe is a charming commune in the Nord department of France. Next door to Grand Fort Philippe is the small village of Petit Fort Philippe. The two look exactly alike and are simply separated by the River Aa. Take a look at a map and you'll see how the two villages complement each other! 

What to do in Grand Fort Philippe ?

Once a simple fishing hamlet, Grand Fort Philippe has a rich and fascinating history.  As a commune close to the English Channel, it played a crucial role in the famous Battle of Dunkirk during the Second World War. The history of the area is closely linked to the evacuation of Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in May and June 1940. There are 2 museums to visit: The Musée de la Mer and the Musée du Sauvetage. 

In addition to its historical importance, Grand Fort Philippe offers a variety of tourist attractions that will appeal to visitors from all horizons. Among the must-see sites are :

Platier d'Oye National Nature Reserve: A nature reserve of exceptional beauty, home to a rich biodiversity and breathtaking scenery. Nature lovers will be delighted by the opportunities for birdwatching and peaceful walks in this unspoilt setting.

Fort Philippe: A former nineteenth-century military fort, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area. Architecture and history buffs will love this visit.

Grand Fort Philippe Beach: A picturesque beach, perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun. It's also an ideal spot for water sports enthusiasts such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.

You can also just take a leisurely stroll along the beach, looking at the pretty old fishermen's cottages. Don't forget to visit the lighthouse, where you have an impressive view of the fortified town of Gravelines on one side and the English Channel on the other. In summer you can also take a boat trip from Grand Fort Philippe. 

Generally speaking, Grand Fort Philippe and Petit Fort Philippe are dynamic communities with a relatively young population. 

Are you looking for a hotel in Grand Fort Philippe or Petit Fort Philippe? Our Evancy accommodation lets you stay close to these two pretty villages. In particular, we have several residences in Bray Dunes and one in Oye Plage that are very close: for more information about our residences and services near Grand Fort Philippe, visit the pages for these residences.

Around park: 4km

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