Just two-and-a-half hours away, discover a pine grove overlooking the sea! The nicknames " Le Touquet Paris Plage " and "Channel Gardens" are due to Le Touquet's close proximity to Paris, London and Brussels, to its century-old pine forest, its long sandy beaches fringed with dunes and to its charming private mansions and buildings whose elegant architectural design is a testament to 1930s style.
To this day, Le Touquet is still an attractive seaside resort all year round - it breathes a form of luxury that encourages relaxation, but also a range of sports activities: horse riding, golf, water sports, strolls in the park along the Canche estuary.
And when it comes to shopping, Le Touquet offers a similar degree of pleasure: rue St Jean and neighbouring streets have a whole range of boutiques, art galleries and antique-sellers to delight even the most demanding shopaholics. The hotels and restaurants are also of the highest quality, including an increasing choice of charming bed and breakfasts or "chambres d'hôtes".
So come and enjoy an exciting weekend experience, by combining (for example) a stroll on the beach at low tide with a relaxing day discovering the joys of thalassotherapy or alternatively a platter of seafood before visiting the casino or before taking to the dance floor in a night club. Feel tempted yet? Dominique t'Jollyn