Feel Le Touquet-Paris-Plage with our top 5 sensory experiences…
See the panoramic views from the top of the 274-step spiral staircase in the lighthouse
Hear a vibrant show or concert at the Casino Barrière
Smell pine trees on the 103-year-old La Forêt golf course meanders through the forest
Taste the nutty flavour of a Ratte du Touquet potato, grown on the Opal Coast and a favourite among several Michelin-starred chefs including Alexandre Gautier and Christian Germain
Touch the helm of a sand yacht as you scud across the beach from the Blériot Club, which offers two-hour introductory sessions.
Situated on the Opal Coast in Pas-de-Calais just two hours from Paris, Lille and London, the seaside resort of Touquet-Paris-Plage has plenty to offer visitors throughout the year, thanks to its superb setting as well as its high-quality shops and restaurants adapted to the needs of its discerning clientèle. You can't help but be taken in by all that Touquet-Paris-Plage has to offer; it caters for all, with entertainment for families as well as fabulous nightlife. There are guided architectural bike tours and horse rides on the beach… and how about climbing the lighthouse to enjoy the fantastic views? Sports fans can indulge their passions in Le Touquet, with its three superb golf courses amid the forest and dunes, 33 tennis courts, a fully renovated equestrian centre and sand-yachting on the vast sandy beach. Or simply sunbathe or have fun building sandcastles. At sunrise, what better way to start the day than with a stroll through the Canche Bay Nature Park? Here you can hear the breeze through the grass and the waves softly crashing in the distance. Watch the rays lighting up the Opal Coast and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Buy a few treats from one of Le Touquet’s 136 boutiques and sip a café crème on the harbour front. If you wander through the market you can take in a whole host of local produce, from jars of honey to the famous Ratte du Touquet potato. There’s a wide choice of restaurants in Le Touquet – most overlooking the sea – and the resort buzzes with life after dark with bars, clubs and casinos available to entertain you till the early hours. There are regular art and music festivals in Le Touquet as well as international sporting events, shows, concerts and exhibitions. Every summer the resort organises a host of free shows as part of its children’s festival; young visitors are entertained by a succession of storytellers, magicians, puppeteers, stilt-walkers and jugglers as part of these performances and interactive events.