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Maison du Sauvetage
Sea-angling off Gravelines
The Maison du Sauvetage is in Grand-Fort-Philippe,
just to the east side of Gravelines. Its models and displays
tells the story of sea rescues, and the dangers of deep sea
cod-fishing expeditions to the stormy cold waters off
Gravelines and Grand-Fort-Philippe are still lively
ports with boats arriving and leaving each day for fishing
in local waters.
Boat trips and angling trips
Boats leave from Gravelines and Dunkerque which will
take you for a sea trip to see the ports and the coastline -
or to have a go at fishing yourself.
"Le Christ Roi", a former shrimp-boat, and "Le
Père Duval", a former trawler are amongst those that
Hanging up herrings to
Herring products are a
regional food speciality
Curing the herring catches
You can visit several local herring-curing sheds on
the coast at Grand-Fort-Philippe near Gravelines, where they
preserve fish by traditional methods - salting, drying,
smoking to make kippers, etc....
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Location: Maison du
boulevard de la République
Museum Information/ reservations:
Tel: 00 33 3 28 51 94 00
Fax: 00 33 3 28 65 45 45
Maison du Patrimonie, Gravelines
Tel: 00 33 3 28 65 45 45
Association Mer et Rencontre à Dunkerque
Tel: 00 33 3 28 29 13 80
Where to see
29 rue Félix Faure, Grand-Fort-Philippe
Tel: 00 33 3 28 65 34 05
1 avenue de Dunkerque, Grand-Fort-Philippe
Tel: 00 33 3 28 6522 81