Eglise St Martin.
We saw some fancy windows like that in the pretty town of Rottingen, Germany.
Church of St Martin. We weren’t expecting to see such a huge church here.
A view of the aire we were staying in.
An ornate gate into the town.
This memorial commemorates the residents of Bergues who were killed or missing in wars between 1914-1962.
I love the ornate architecture here.
A heron flew overhead as we set off to explore Bergues.
Trying to find our way into Bergues.
So many nooks and crannies.
This is such an interesting town.
I wonder who he is, my French wasn’t up to translating the information board unfortunately.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Except Darren who is too busy eating it. Cafe De La Poste, Bergues.
Bergues is full of pretty buildings and interesting things to see.
Exploring the streets of Bergues.
Driving into Dunkirk.
We spotted some exotic looking buildings in Dunkirk.
It’s amazing that the beautiful buildings in Dunkirk survived the devastation of the two World wars.
We noticed this decorative tandem as we were leaving Dunkirk.
We had a feeling of déjà vu as we reached the outskirts Bergues.
In the words of our young South African niece Shannon, “aam bek!”
Lock gates beside the ancient abattoir.
Ancient abattoir of Bergues.
Back on the ramparts. This town is wonderful, so much to see.
We briefly saw a family of coots before they hid in the reeds.
Spot the cats, they’ve spotted us!
How many cats ARE there in that house?
City wall from the opposite direction
Looking at the city wall from two directions.
St Winoc Abbey remains. The Sharp Tower was repaired in 1812 to serve as a landmark for the sailors of the port of Dunkirk
Ooh, roadworks what fun!
Make the most of your huge ice cream Darren!
This restaurant, L’Aubette, was a great find.
During the last war, the Public Garden served as a cemetery for German troops.
Returning to the aire via a door in the ramparts.
Following the path beside the fortified wall.
It was such a peaceful place to walk.
Exploring beautiful Bergues.
So many pretty streets.
We walked along the ramparts in Bergues.
View over the ramparts.
View from the ramparts. There seemed to be a surprise round every corner in Bergues.
Rue de Quai.
Porte de cassle, Bergues.
Oh good, there’s a duck blocking the way, we’ll just have to stay longer!