With the new Christopher Nolan movie hitting the silver screens this month, much focus will be on the French port of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo, ICT for one is offering a great one-day package taking in its impressive military history.
Accompanied by local expert guide, visit key WWII historical sites of Operation Dynamo on a two-hour tour. Deliberate over a choice to stop at Dunkirk War Museum or Les Fort Des Dunes –.both extremely interesting places in connection with the defence of Dunkirk. Secrets of the filming will be disclosed along the way, and then it’s time to relax and enjoy lunch overlooking the evacuation beaches of the resort.
The War Museum lies in the Bastion 32 Bunker with a rich collection of weapons, uniforms, models, photos and maps, telling the story of the military operation and the evacuation of 338,000 allied soldiers. Whereas Les Fort Des Dunes is an impressive fort built with its buildings buried under the sand back in the 19th century; it too played a vital role in Operation Dynamo.
Apart from its rich military heritage Dunkirk is located a convenient distance for UK visitors, lying only a 40 minute drive from Calais. Which means Dunkirk makes an excellent overnight / stopover opportunity for tours on the continent, both to and from. For, as well as the Dynamo tour outlined above, the resort offers a great ‘foodie’ tour of local specialties with visits to a craft beer brewery, a cheese factory and artisan ice-cream maker, add all this to the local French-Flemish cuisine and you are sure to be in for a treat.
As a result of the Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ – interest has sparked in the story of Operation Dynamo; make sure it’s in your travel planner for a forthcoming tour!
For further information on the above Dynamo Tour, please contact our ICT sales team on 01708 802 350