Le Touquet Paris Plage: Travel Guide

Le Touquet Paris-Plage: “So chic, so glamorous, so British”

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General information

“So chic, so glamorous, so British”, Le Touquet Paris Plage is a charming and captivating seaside resort.

 Nestled in the heart of a vast pine forest, the town is nicknamed “Pearl of the North”. Immerse yourself in this true Eden of culture, leisure and refinement.

POPULATION

Le Touquet has 4,226 inhabitants. But this seaside resort is so successful that in high season the population reaches 250,000 people. Multicultural station: we meet Parisians and Lille residents but also English, Belgians and many other nationalities. Northerners are renowned for their sense of welcome, conviviality and sharing.

CLIMATE

Le Touquet benefits from an oceanic climate and optimal sunshine from April to September. Winters are more humid and windy but remain relatively mild: an ideal temperature all year round for excursions and the practice of many sports that the city offers.

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Euro (EUR).

LANGUAGE

French is the main language. However, Le Touquet being a neighbor of England, the English language is often spoken by the Touquettois.

 

A bit of history

We are in 1837, the history of Le Touquet begins. Alphonse Daloz (1800-1885), Parisian notary, decided to purchase the Domaine du Touquet. Thus begins a great adventure: in 1855, Mr. Daloz began planting maritime pines to fix the dune. Among his friends is, the founder of the newspaper Le Figaro, Hippolyte de Villemessant. It was he who, in 1874, inspired Daloz to create a seaside resort in Le Touquet, between sea and forest.

An Englishman named Sir John Whitley bought the estate at the beginning of the 20th century and officially gave it the name of Touquet Paris-Plage, he decided to expand Le Touquet to make it a luxury seaside resort. Many facilities were created such as a tennis court, a golf course, a racecourse, and one of the largest casinos in Europe. We then come across Parisian and English high society as well as celebrities from all walks of life. With its century-old pine trees, its beach cabins and luxury villas, the seaside resort still reflects the aura of the good times and beyond.

Furthermore, you may come across our President of the Republic: Emmanuel Macron whose main residence is located in the center of Le Touquet.

 

Over the decades, the resort has continued to prosper, becoming the ultra-chic seaside resort in the North of France.

Majestic villas compete with each other, scattered around a city center where prestigious brands are there. A multitude of sporting activities are offered there, including the famous golf course ranked in the Top 100 of the best resorts in the world (2 18-hole courses and 1 9-hole course), but also the Tennis club (1st club in France in terms of the number of courts clay exteriors), 1 racecourse of 50 hectares of greenery on an exceptional site, 1 athletics stadium, 1 sailing and sand yachting club, kite surfing, etc.

Le Touquet also has cultural activities, trade shows, fairs and exhibitions. 

A gastronomic city with its 70 restaurants and 22 classified hotels, many of them. 

Le Touquet rhymes with “never get bored.” »

 
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What to visit at Le Touquet Paris Plage?

Discover the hidden treasures of Le Touquet by exploring its iconic attractions and exciting activities

When to visit Le Touquet Paris Plage?

The best time to visit Le Touquet is from May to September. During these months the weather is generally sunny with pleasant temperatures, ideal for outdoor activities.

What to do around Le Touquet?

Set off to discover a region rich in beauty and sensations.

Our selection of accommodation in AU TOUQUET

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Our selection of Restaurant in Le Touquet

Le Touquet is a place renowned for its gastronomy and culinary refinement. From the legendary brasserie to the Michelin-starred restaurant, its 70 restaurants offer you the immensity of choice.

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Events not to be missed at Le Touquet

Take part in exciting festivals and cultural events throughout the year.

Events at Le Touquet: L'Enduro des sables

Enduro du Touquet

The Enduro du Touquet is a motorcycle race which takes place annually, at the start of the year (in February). It has today become the largest enduro race in Europe and the longest sand race in the world.

Touquet Music Beach Festival

Touquet music beach festival

 Electro music fans, will you be at the Touquet music beach festival this year?

This gathering generally takes place between May and August depending on the year. It's an electro music festival on the beach, quite simply. It takes place over 2 days. Many activities are scheduled during this event such as Beach Volleyball tournaments, pétanque tournaments and much more.

Transport in Le Touquet

Car

If you opt for freedom of travel, you will find car rental agencies in Le Touquet. Go independently to visit the surrounding seaside resorts or the hinterland with its traditions and a culture rich in color.

Bus

The Mer et Foret shuttle connects Le Touquet Paris-Plage and the Etaples-Le Touquet SNCF station. Regular lines operate between Etaples-sur-Mer, Berck-sur-Mer and Montreuil-sur-Mer.

 

Taxi

There is also a taxi offer in Le Touquet, it is a more expensive solution, but it will allow you to leave and return directly from your accommodation. Also remember to book your taxi before your arrival, there are few companies present in the area.

Bike

The bicycle is the most used transport in Le Touquet. You can enjoy numerous cycle paths, walk along the golf course, the sea or even discover the forest and its sumptuous villas. Renting a bike will be easy since there are many rental companies for classic, electric and even original bikes such as the special beach bike.

The cost of living in Le Touquet

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Average Salary in Le Touquet
High cost of living 75%

Le Touquet offers a range of options to suit all budgets, but it's good to be aware of potential costs.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Le Touquet is relatively expensive, count around €89 for a room in a mid-range hotel. Demand is very high during school holidays and almost every weekend, it is strongly recommended to reserve your accommodation in advance.

Food

With its 70 restaurants located in the city, the culinary offering is very varied, both in terms of budget and diversity. From burgers to gastronomy, everything is represented there, you will be spoiled for choice.

Transportation

Public transportation is affordable. The price of car rentals may vary depending on the season and the number of people at the resort.

Activities

There are a large number of outdoor activities such as walking or cycling which obviously will cost you nothing. However, some activities can be very expensive such as golf or horse riding. 

Practical Information

Le Touquet is generally considered a safe destination, but it is always wise to remain vigilant, especially in busy tourist areas. In case of emergency, call 911.

Travel insurance for Le Touquet

Travel insurance is particularly important if you plan to travel to Le Touquet.

Although the country is relatively safe for tourists, it is always possible to encounter unforeseen situations such as health problems, lost or stolen luggage, or transport delays.

In such cases, travel insurance can help you resolve the issues quickly and efficiently, without having to bear high costs or additional complications. 

Cash Management

During your trip to Le Touquet it is important to take bank charges into account in order to manage your financial transactions efficiently. The simplest way and the one we recommend is to open an account Revolution Metal.

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  3. Security and Control Revolut offers advanced security options to protect your account. You can easily enable and disable your card in real-time through the app if needed. Additionally, the Revolut app allows you to track your expenses in real-time, set spending limits, and receive instant notifications for each transaction, giving you full control over your finances.

  4. Budget and savings Revolut offers budgeting features that help you track your expenses during your trip. You can create budgets for different spending categories such as accommodation, food, and tourist activities. Additionally, you can round up your purchases to save money automatically in a separate savings account.

  5. 24/7 Support In case of any issues, Revolut's support team is available 24/7 to assist you. You can contact them through the app or the website for any questions or concerns related to your account or transactions.

In such cases, travel insurance can help you resolve the issues quickly and efficiently, without having to bear high costs or additional complications. 

Frequently asked questions

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, often simply called Le Touquet, is a popular seaside resort on the northern coast of France. You can do many activities there, including:

  • Take advantage of its magnificent beaches to swim, sunbathe, or practice water sports such as sailing or kite-surfing.
  • Play golf at one of the area's famous golf courses.
  • Explore the city by bike or on foot using its many cycle paths and trails.
  • Visit the covered market to discover local products and regional specialties.
  • Enjoy delicious cuisine in the city's restaurants and brasseries.
  • Shopping in the elegant boutiques of Rue Saint-Jean.
  • Hotel Barrière Le Westminster. 211 reviews. …
  • Hotel Red Fox. 1,327 reviews. …
  • Hotel Bristol. 831 reviews. …
  • The Grand Hotel Touquet. Touristic complex. …
  • Manor Hotel. 413 reviews. …
  • Hotel Castel Victoria. 709 reviews. …
  • Novotel Thalassa Le Touquet. 2,615 reviews. …
  • Holiday Inn Resort The Touquet, an IHG Hotel. 1,023 reviews.
It is in the heart of the Canche Bay Natural Park, a protected territory of 45 hectares, where Isabelle will help you discover the beach and the formation of its dunes. You will have the chance to see migratory birds or perhaps even seals which come to lounge on the sandbanks…
 
Hiking Le Touquet-Paris-Plage
  • The Bay of Canche from Camiers. …
  • The Cucq dunes trail. …
  • Hardelot-Plage (Neufchâtel-Hardelot) – Étaples. …
  • THE Touquet – Berck – The All
  • quet. …
  • La Canche departing from Montreuil. …
  • Between dunes and forest in Ecault. …
  • In the footsteps of the Tears of Notre-Dame-des-Prés. …
  • Fiery mountains in Val de Course.
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Located in the heart of the city, a stone's throw from Rue Saint-Jean and its shops, the halls inaugurated in 1932 constitute one of the liveliest places in the station. They come alive throughout the year, Thursday and Saturday morning, as well as Monday in summer.

 

The Golden Triangle

This popular neighborhood starts in the middle of the Palais des Congrès to the end of Boulevard Daloz on the Atlantic side (Ypres garden, town hall, lighthouse, etc.). It is full of gardens and old villas, particularly from the 1930s in the Anglo-Norman style.

The positive points : it is a seaside resort that “lives” all year round. We feel safe in a pleasant and diverse environment: the forest, the seafront and the city. The practice of sport is made easier thanks to completely appropriate equipment.

 

The 800 hectares of Le Touquet forest promise great family outings on foot, by bike or on horseback. A visit to the tourist office will allow you to choose from the 5 routes between forest and beaches, for a 3km walk or a 20km sporting outing!Feb 14 2023
 
 
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  • Sébastien Auzière.
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  • Manuel Valls.
  • Marine Le Pen.
  • Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

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