The town of “Le Touquet” became a popular coastal resort in the 1920s and 1930s and its close proximity to Paris and easy access to Britain makes this interesting town an excellent choice for a short break.
In the last 5-10 years it has seen a resurgence with elite, smart hotels, luxurious villas and trendy shops and restaurants aplenty for your enjoyment.
Le Touquet is surrounded by a huge pine forest planted in 1855 and wide endless beaches backed by sandy dunes. There are some great activities to be enjoyed here including yachting, golf, horse-riding and numerous other sporting facilities.
The racecourse and casino may appeal to some and the Aqualud is a vast semi-indoor water-based activity park with giant slides and wave makers; guaranteed to keep both children and adults alike happy all day long. In the Musee du Touquet you will find an eclectic array of paintings and sculptures on display, and if you have a penchant for chocolate, the ‘Chocolats de Beussant’ chocolate making factory with guided tours and chocolate tasting to die for will surely appeal!
The Bagatelle amusement park offers some great rides for younger family members and you’re sure to find some uinteresting bargains on Market day at the semi-covered market place, rue du Metz on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. With such a great range of hotels to choose from in and around Le Touquet and so much to do you will be spoilt for choice.
Le Touquet was originally discovered by British High Society in the 1920s – unsurprisingly they were attracted by its beautiful sandy beaches, golf courses, casino and opulent hotels.
Today Le Touquet still boasts all of those attractions and much more. It offers a wide variety of sporting activities such as golf, sand-yachting, horse riding and cycling. A relaxing way to keep fit is Thalassotherapy and the beachfront institute at Le Touquet is one of the most modern centres you will find.
If you just prefer to walk, you can stroll around friendly streets which have a unique style of architecture, stop for a posh coffee or maybe a hot chocolate at one of the new inviting chocolate shops which have the most mind-blowing hand-made chocolates you are likely to see.
Eating in Le Touquet is a real pleasure – there are plenty of crêperies, snack bars and restaurants and if some night life is on your agenda, Le Touquet has the magnificent Casino Barriére which has its own brasserie and bar, or you can dance the night away at one of the many clubs in town.
Shopping in Le Touquet is really interesting – lots of chic boutiques, china, wine and cheese, bakeries with mouth-watering cakes, and a truly enormous street market three times a week (in High Season) which will take all morning to explore.