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Tour du Leughenaer

Monument (DUNKERQUE)

The Tour du Leughenaer, keeping watch over the Minck square and its fish market, is the oldest monument in Dunkirk and is classed as a "Historic Monument". Built around 1450, it's the last of the twenty-eight towers that once stood in the original 15th-century enclosure. It's locally known as "Tour du Menteur" (Liar's Tower), and legend has it that it used to trick the ships approaching the harbour to loot and pillage the inhabitants. But in reality, it was probably only that the many sandbanks around there made it particularly difficult to reach the city.