As defined in the status of our association, the GRAAL promotes the development of archaeological research, the animation and emphasis on patrimony, and the gathering of archives.

Tourisme, although secondary, is obviously linked to our activity. Archaeological discoveries around Dunkerque as well as the treasures of our area are as many keys to the awareness of the existence of a rich history.

Our role is in no way to substitute ourselves to the Tourist Office or the other associations devoted specifically to tourism, but to help them to focus on a patrimonial and cultural view of the area. We aim at using the existing circuits and networks, feeding them archaeological and cultural datas.

We already have a partnership with the Comité Départemental du Tourisme, the Tourist Offices around Dunkerque, and some associations aiming at instructing guides.