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.