Le Touquet – Paris Plage (or Paris by the sea) is renowned as a top seaside resort with good reason. Le Touquet is the recommended holiday destination for families along the Opale Coast and has been since the 1930’s when it was the seasonal haunt of the English as well as the French upper classes (Edward & Mrs Simpson were often discreet houseguests). Its shops and restaurants reflect its heyday and still continue to cater to the tastes of the majority of today’s holiday makers and holiday house owners – the Parisians. Here you will find the latest in fashion, eateries, and all manner of sporting facilities & events, concerts and exhibitions throughout the year. Unlike other beach resorts Le Touquet is open all year.
Le Touquet beach is unsurpassed in the region. Mile upon mile of white sand backed at either end by undulating sand dunes. If, like the French, your taste is for crowds, lots of beachside activities, snack bars, restaurants and of course, the omnipotent Aqualud, water park then you need go no farther than the centre of the beach to find it all – in spades!
During the Summer months Le Touquet Beach is home to many kids clubs run by French students & teachers you can leave your kids for an hour or book a whole morning or afternoon. Kids club activities in Le Touquet are focused on sporty activities so make sure you leave plenty of drink for your child. Costs vary but generally its pretty cheap and very safe as each club is well secured within a gated area on the beach.
From its pristine villas discreetly hidden behind pine trees and manicured lawns to the ½ timbered Edwardian villas that line the back roads close to the centre, Le Touquet has a well worn charm of its own.
After dark the centre is alive with outdoor dining, cafes, music bars, nightclubs, casinos and concerts – even the aqualud has an evening session staying open until midnight. If Le Touquet sounds like the holiday destination for you then take a look at our gites and villas to rent.
If you have been to le touquet tell us about your holiday thoughts and experiences. We love to hear your feedback and it serves as a great guide for our guests. What did you like about Le Touquet? Which bars did you go to, where did you eat, how was the beach, weather. Did you speak French?
Watch this nice video of what Le Touquet has to offer.
Fast Tube by Casper
Photo’s Courtesy Tom Hacking Photography