Etaples near Le Touquet
The town of Etaples is situated, on the bank of the estuary of the river Canche,.the opposing bank being home to Le Touquet airport. The town is noted chiefly for its small fishing and commercial port and boasts some of the best fish restaurants in the area. It is also well known as a staging post for large numbers of troops during “The Great War”.
Etaples Places of Interest.
The Rope Walk houses the tourist information office, the Museum of the Miniature (models etc.), the Maréis (all aspects of sea fishing).
Étaples Museum of Seafaring: mainly the history of étapleois fishing. In the former fish market.
The Quentovic archaeological museum.
The Canche Bay nature reserve: 505 hectares, mainly of natural dunes.
Hôtel Souquet-Marteau noted for its façade and roof on the main square. It was occupied in 1803-5 by Marshal Ney. Napoleon paid two visits.
The Delaporte Brewery was built in 1754 but largely destroyed by shelling in 1918. It was reconstructed in 1924 and is now out of use.