Le Touquet, situated in Northern France officially known as Le Touquet Paris Plage, the resort is in part of the coastline known as the Côte d’ Opale. This smart seas-side holiday town is surrounded by a huge pine forest has wide, fine, sandy beaches, it is a great location for family holidays and weekend or city breaks.
There are plenty of sporting activities available in and around the resort for those of you who prefer a more active holiday. These include wind surfing, sailing, golf, walking and sand yachting. There are different kinds of sand yachting depending on your ability, the wide flat beaches are perfect for this sport you will find centres nearby offering lessons and where you can hire equipment.
You might like to spend your day on the beach if you are on holiday with children they will certainly enjoy the sea and the sand. Le Touquet is a family resort and younger children can enjoy the sea-front area and perhaps enjoy a ride on the old carousel.
A visit to Aqualud will provide fun and excitement for everyone, this giant water activity complex situated on the beach has giant water slides and outdoor as well as indoor pools plus much more. If you enjoy water/amusement parks a visit to Bagatelle Amusement Park (10km south) at Merlimont, Berck-plage, will suit you to with many 'white knuckle' rides to experience!
As you find your way around the streets of Le – Touquet you will find many restaurants, sea food is speciality here, in the fine weather you can enjoy your meal outside and perhaps do a little people watching. There is a long shopping street lined with cafés, bars, restaurants and shops, this is a fashionable resort, you might like to spend some time in the stylish boutiques and accessory shops!
You can have a stroll along the paved promenade above the beach area through the day or in the evening; nightlife can be enjoyed in various ways from outdoor dining, music bars, nightclubs or the casino.
You will find the local Tourist Office on place de I' Hermitage should you wish to contact them during your stay or at www.letouquet.fr if you require any help prior to your planned holiday visit. Accommodation choices vary from luxurious hotels to more modest two star hotels there is also a hostel, and a campsite which is approximately 1km from the centre.
The various accommodations do get booked up in the main holiday weeks it is therefore advisable to book in advance of your stay if possible. Le Touquet is about a 35 minute drive from Boulogne, there is plenty to keep you occupied in the resort and the surrounding areas to enable you to have a delightful holiday break.