Tour du Leughenaer

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Tour du Leughenaer, 2013

The Leughenaer Turm (an old spelling for the Dutch word leugenaar , German: liar ) is an octagonal 30 meter high tower in Dunkerque .

The tower, built around 1450, is the city's oldest monument. It was built by Jacques Desfontaines and was surrounded by a platform to monitor the port in the 18th century. In 1814 it was raised for the installation of a beacon . Much of the technical equipment from the 19th century in the tower has been preserved to this day.

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Commons : Tour du Leughenaer à Dunkerque  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 51 ° 2 ′ 24.5 "  N , 2 ° 22 ′ 42.7"  E


  1. Ministère de la Culture (France): Monuments historiques: Tour du Leughenaer. Retrieved December 12, 2018 .