AN IDEAL LOCATION
Business? Interests? Leisure? The Cargo invites you to cast off during your break. Staying here, you will be ideally located for discovering all the places of interest that the city has to offer, including its various museums, such as the Maritime & Port Museum, the Dunkirk 1940 Museum and the FRAC Grand-Large museum of contemporary art and design, as well as the marina, Place Jean-Bart and the Saint-Éloi Belfry, a UNESCO world heritage site. You can also immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the shopping streets of Dunkirk or simply wander at will and explore. Not far away are the famous beaches where you can breathe deep of the sea air and feel the touch of history upon your shoulder. Not far from Dunkirk is the beautiful, fortified town of Bergues, immortalised in the French comedy film, Welcome to the Sticks. And don’t miss the picturesque hilltop town of Cassel.
Furthermore, please be aware that buses in Dunkirk are free and run on gas, providing a convenient and environmentally friendly transportation option. For cycling enthusiasts, a nearby bicycle path allows you to move around easily and in harmony with nature, with the "Accueil Vélo" label, ensuring cyclist-friendly services.
The Place Jean Bart
and the Belfry
A two-minute walk from the Hotel Cargo you can say hello to the city's hero, the French privateer and naval commander, Jean Bart. In the centre of the large esplanade stands his imposing statue. Dating from the middle of the 19th century, the bronze still bears the scars of the battles of the Second World War. A few metres away stands the 15th century Belfry, dominating the town with its superb Gothic architecture. It houses a carillon comprised of 48 bells.
The Maritime & Port Museum
Located in a former 19th century tobacco warehouse, in the heart of the historic district of Dunkirk, this museum retraces the fascinating history of the port from the 17th century until today. The museum also has three moored ships for you to visit.
The beaches of Malo-les-Bains
Belle-Epoque houses, beach huts, white sand and the tempting aroma of couque suisse, our region’s specialty sweet roll… Everything is an invitation to relax and get away from it all in Malo-les-Bains, one of the sites for the evacuation of British troops in 1940. Malo-les-Bains is just 30 minutes on foot or less than 10 minutes by car from the Boutique Hôtel Cargo!
HOW TO REACH THE BOUTIQUE HOTEL CARGO
GPS coordinates: 51°02'07.8"N 2°22'48.3"E
By car – very close to the A16 and A25 autoroutes
Coming from the A16 autoroute, i.e. from Calais, Belgium or Paris via the A25, take exit 62 towards Dunkirk centre. Follow the Avenue de la Liberation, the Avenue du Stade, then the Boulevard Sainte-Barbe. About 400 metres after crossing the bridge, turn right into the Rue Royer then left into the Rue du President Pointcarré. You have arrived!
A paid public car park is located less than a minute away in a neighbouring street. Free parking close to the hotel: Stade de Tribut - avenue du Stade. Private parking by prior arrangement and subject to availability.
The Boutique Hôtel Cargo is located a ten-minute walk from Dunkirk SNCF station. You will find TGVs from or to Paris Gare du Nord, Lens, and Lille-Europe as well as regional trains to and from Arras, Calais, Lille-Flandre, Saint-Quentin and Hirson.
The Boutique Hotel Cargo is about forty minutes by car from Bruges-Ostend International Airport and one hour from Lille-Lesquin Airport (80 km).
From Lille-Lesquin Airport, you can take a shuttle to the SNCF station and a train to Dunkirk.
Of course, our team is at your service to facilitate your transfer by booking a taxi.