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Le Touquet

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Le Touquet is a fashionable seaside resort in Hauts-de-France. The town is also known as Le Touquet-Paris-Plage indicating its popularity with affluent visitors from Paris.

Understand[edit]

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Tourist Information[edit]

  • 1 Tourism Office, Palais des Congrès, Place de l’Hermitage, +33 3 21 06 72 00, fax: +33 3 21 06 72 19. M–Sa 09:00–13:00 & 14:00–18:00, Su 10:00–13:00 & 14:00–18:00.
  • 2 Tourism Office, 2 rue Saint-Jean. Sa Su and holidays: 10:00–13:00 & 15:00–18:00.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Le Touquet has an airport for small private and chartered planes as well as a scheduled passenger service from Lydd Airport (LYX IATA) in Romney Marsh, England.

  • 1 Le Touquet – Côte d'Opale Airport (LTQ IATA), Allée de la Royale Air Force (3 km (1.9 mi) east from the town centre and the beach, 40 min on foot), +33 3 21 05 03 99, fax: +33 3 21 05 59 34, . Daily 09:00–19:00. Although small, it is an international airport, with customs for flights from abroad. Its location closed to the town makes it perfect for private leisure flights. Le Touquet – Côte d'Opale Airport (Q2876015) on Wikidata Le Touquet – Côte d'Opale Airport on Wikipedia
    • LyddAir, Lydd Airport, TN29 9QL, Romney Marsh, Kent, United Kingdom, +44 1797 322207, fax: +44 1797 322208, . LyddAir operates a scheduled service from Lydd Airport (LYX IATA), just across the English Channel. Scheduled flights on some Saturdays and Sundays during the summer season, June–September (every 2–3 weeks). 20 min flight. Leaves Lydd Airport at 09:30 WET and comes back at 17:30 CET: making possible to come just for 1 day or for the week-end. Around £80/person and per flight. LyddAir (Q6707515) on Wikidata LyddAir on Wikipedia

Larger airports in the region are Beauvais–Tillé Airport (BVA IATA) and Lille Lesquin International Airport (LIL IATA). Most international flights are likely to land in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG IATA) or Brussels-National Zaventem Airport (BRU IATA)

By train[edit]

See also: Rail travel in France

Le Touquet is easily reachable by train: 2 hr 33 from Paris Gare du Nord, for €30–40; 2 hr 05 from Lille, for €30–€40; And 50 min from Calais, for €11.90. SNCF website

By car[edit]

See also: Driving in France

Le Touquet is 240 km (150 mi) from Paris (2½ hr drive), 160 km (99 mi) from Lille (2 hr drive), and 70 km (43 mi) from Calais (1 hr drive).

A16 L'Européenne motorway, exit at Junction 26. Then 8 kilometres (5 mi) west on the D939 via Étaples. The town centre is approached through a wooded area that surrounds the town. There are several 3 large car parks by the beach.

Get around[edit]

Map of Le Touquet

The town centre and seafront are easily walkable. You may prefer to use a car for travelling to some outlining attractions.

  • Navette, +33 3 21 89 43 00. Operates on week-end, day off and holidays.. Two trips: "Gare d'Étaples-Le Touquet – Le Touquet-Paris-Plage" which connect the railway station to town centre in 15 min and "Mer et Foret". €1/adult, free below 18 year old.

Several taxi services are available:

See[edit]

  • 1 Musée du Touquet-Paris-Plage, Avenue du Golf (Villa Way-Side, corner of Avenue du Golf and Avenue du Château), +33 3 21 05 62 62, fax: +33 3 21 05 48 70, . Sep–Jun W–M 14:00–18:00, Jul–Aug W–M 10:00–12:30 & 14:00–18:30, closed on Tuesday and bank holidays, free on first Sunday of month. €3.50/person. (Q3330392) on Wikidata fr:Musée du Touquet-Paris-Plage on Wikipedia
  • 2 Église Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, Boulevard Daloz, crossing with Avenue de la Paix (north of town hall). Built in 1912 and famous for its Pipe organ. (Q3585086) on Wikidata fr:Église Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc du Touquet-Paris-Plage on Wikipedia

Historic monuments[edit]

Le Touquet has 21 registered historic monuments, including 16 villas.

  • 3 Hôtel de Ville, Boulevard Daloz. Le Touquet's imposing town hall was built in 1931 out of grey stone, and registered as a 20th century historic monument in 2014. Like many municipal buildings in the region, it has a clock tower. City Hall of Le Tourquet-Paris-Plage (Q3146217) on Wikidata fr:Hôtel de ville du Touquet-Paris-Plage on Wikipedia
  • 4 Marché couvert (covered market), 1 rue Jean-Monnet, crossing with rue de Metz. This semi-circular market hall was built in 1929 in a style that imitates a much older local architecture. It was registered as an historic monument in 1996; don't just stop to admire the look - stay to sample the fresh produce! (Q3289857) on Wikidata fr:Marché couvert du Touquet-Paris-Plage on Wikipedia
  • 5 Phare de la Canche (Phare du Touquet), Allée des Mésanges. Built in 1949, and registered as an historic monument in 2010. The Canche is the river which meets the sea at Le Touquet, and this 57.6 m (189 ft) brick lighthouse guards the Canche estuary. Phare du Touquet (Q3378542) on Wikidata fr:Phare du Touquet on Wikipedia
  • 6 Hôtel des postes, Rue de Metz. Built in 1927, and registered as an historic monument in 1997, this is an attractive post office with pleasing 'villa' architecture typical of the interwar period. (Q3146260) on Wikidata fr:Hôtel des postes du Touquet-Paris-Plage on Wikipedia
  • 7 Hippodrome de la Canche, Dune aux Loups. Le Touquet's famous racecourse. Most meetings take place in the summer, but at other times of the year, you can admire the stands which are yet another registered historic landmark. (Q3538939) on Wikidata fr:Tribunes de l'hippodrome de la Canche on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

  • 1 Beach. A wide sandy beach with beach huts, cafes and toilets available. Sand yachting when the tide is out. plage du Touquet-Paris-Plage (Q3390879) on Wikidata fr:Plage du Touquet-Paris-Plage on Wikipedia
  • 2 Aqualud, Boulevard de la Plage (on the beach, facing Place du Centenaire, end of rue Saint-Jean), +33 3 21 90 07 07, . Feb–Jun & Sep–Oct 10:00–17:45; Jul–Aug 10:00–18:45; closed Nov–Jan. A water park with indoor and outdoor pools. Full-day ticket: €19.50/adult, €14.90/child 1.0–1.4 m (3.3–4.6 ft); +€5 for snack; half-day ticket: €12.00/adult, €14.90/child 1.0–1.4 m (3.3–4.6 ft). Aqualud (Q2859151) on Wikidata fr:Aqualud on Wikipedia
  • 3 Golf, Avenue du Golf, +33 3 21 06 28 00, fax: +33 3 21 06 28 01, . Three courses: La Mer (in the dunes; 18 holes; location of the French Open several times in the 1970s), La Forêt (in the pine forest; 18 holes), Le Manoir (in the dune; 9 holes; good for beginners) Golf du Touquet (Q3110217) on Wikidata fr:Golf du Touquet-Paris-Plage on Wikipedia
  • 4 Laby'Parc, Chemin des Ardronnières, Route d’Étaples (D143), 62170 Saint-Josse-sur-Mer, +33 6 15 60 31 66, +33 6 52 65 78 53, . €10.50, free of charge for child below 1 m (3.3 ft).
  • 5 [dead link] Sailing with skipper, Cercle Nautique du Touquet, 1 avenue Jean Ruet, +33 6 68 40 65 83. Propose to rent catamarans Edel CAT 28 to discover sailing, up to 10 persons. €40/person for 3 hr "La Marée" trip, €95/person full-day trip.
  • 6 Casino Partouche (Casino des 4 saisons), 26, rue Saint-Jean, +33 3 21 05 16 99. Su–F 10:00–03:00, Sa 10:00–04:00.
  • 7 Casino Barrière (Casino du Palais or Casino de la Forêt), Place de l'Hermitage, +33 3 21 05 01 05. Su–Th 10:00–02:00, F 10:00–0300, Sa 10:00–04:00; Table gaming: 20:00.

Events[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Shops. The main shops are on the Rue St.Jean and the streets leading off it, 2 or 3 blocks inland from the beach.
  • Market. There is a large market every Saturday and Thursday in a purpose-built market building in Rue de Metz.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

There are many hotels in the town. The large 5-star hotels, such as Hotel Westminster and Holiday Inn, are located at the rear of the town. There are also two hotels, Novotel and Ibis, located at the southern end of the beach overlooking the sea.

Connect[edit]

Most hotels offer free Wi-Fi.

Area codes for landline phones of Le Touquet are +33 3 21 05 and +33 3 21 06.

Postal services:

  • La Poste, 100 rue de Metz, 36 31, +33 3 21 90 75 75. M–F 8:30–12:00 & 13:30–17:00, Sa 08:30–12:30, closed on Sunday.

Go next[edit]

  • There are a number of other beach resorts on this stretch of coast, such as Berck and Neufchâtel-Hardelot.
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer — 40 km (25 mi): 45 minutes' drive to the north via A16 L'Européenne motorway.
  • Montreuil is an historic walled town; it is 16 km (9.9 mi) inland and worth a visit: 25 minutes' drive to the east on the D939 road.


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