Did you know that Dunkirk has applied for the Grand Site de France label? The Dunes de Flandre area enjoys 15 kilometres of beaches, listed sand dunes and protected nature reserves, and banks where seals sometimes rest. Surrounding it, the Flemish coastal plain boasts landscapes that are just as spectacular. The “flat land” still has its marine character with the polders, land reclaimed from the sea and marshes by means of its network of drainage ditches (watergangs). As you explore these areas you will discover a unique and remarkable ecosystem, with an unexpectedly rich environmental heritage.