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Aqualud, Le Touquet Paris-Plage

le touquet

An upmarket seaside resort with a great sense of style.

Bordered by fragrant pine forests and boasting huge sandy beaches, it’s got plenty to keep you busy with designer shops, a host of lively restaurants and bars and even a casino. Hugely popular with golfers, Le Touquet also offers you chance to go horse riding, sand yachting and cycling.

local speciality?
The area is renowned for its local fish soup and Beussant chocolates.

Any good activities around?
This is the place to go if you want to get active. Le Touquet is great for golf, light sailing, sand yachting and horse riding. It even has one of France's most modern Thalassotherapy centres.

The guided visit of Le Touquet – between sand and forest you will appreciate the charm of Le Touquet’s superb architecture and park land. You can either discover the resort in carriage or choose the bus sight-seeing tour.

Musee villa Way Side – this museum is situated in a beautiful old villa and relates the illustrious history of Le Touquet. The art gallery includes many pictures by local artists including Edouard Leveque, to whom the Opal Coast owes its name.

Aqualand – If you fancy a splash and some serious fun with the kids, head off to Aqualud, a fantastic 8,000 square metre waterpark situated right next to Le Touquet’s beach and is a real treat for the whole family.

When's market day?
Hit the Place du Marché Couvert on Tuesdays or Thursdays. There is also a semi-covered market in rue de Metz, held on Thursday and Saturday mornings (from mid May to September this is also a market on Monday mornings.

Interesting town fact
Le Touquet is also known as Paris Plage (Paris-by-the-sea). It was developed as a resort in the 1920s and soon became a popular destination for wealthy Parisians.