Attractions in Le Touquet Paris-Plage

Visitors to the chic northern French coastal resort of Le Touquet Paris-Plage have a whole selection of actitivites to keep them happy. Le Touquet was established over a century ago as a place that attracted those after riding, golf and sailing. The cultural minded should make for the Le Touquet Museum and its collection of paintings from the Etaples group of artists.

There's also an all-year round program of events, from exhibitions to polo matches.

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Le Touquet Museum

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The Museum in Le Touquet.

Located in a former private villa built in 1925, this delightful museum houses pictures by some 200 painters who came to the region around Etaples near Le Touquet from 1880 to 1914 from Norway, the United States, Australia and England, attracted by the clear light of the opal coast. The museum also puts on good temporary exhibitions.

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Cycling in Le Touquet

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Cycling in Le Touquet Paris-Plage.

As the town is so spread out, hiring a bicycle is a good way to get around. Cycle along the quiet forest paths, past the grand villas built by the English and the French, then make your way to the beach. The tourist office can help and book various different tours, called Promenades et Decouvertes. Other options include taking a horse-drawn carriage, or a walking tour. During the summer these are themed around different subjects from architecture to the sea.

Information from the
Tourist Office
Le Palais de l’Europe
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 21 06 72 00
Website

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Golf in Le Touquet Paris-Plage

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Golf in Le Touquet Paris-Plage.

Golf is one of Le Touquet’s major sports. Golf du Touquet offers three courses, two of 18-holes and one of 9 holes. La Mer, opened in 1931 and designed by Harry Colt is a links course and has magnificent views over the sea. Several of the hotels have golfing packages, the most convenient at the delightful Le Manoir hotel, which is outside the center and right next to the golf course.

Golf du Touquet
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 21 06 28 00
Website

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Walking in Le Touquet

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Walking in the forests of Le Touquet Paris-Plage.

The forests and dunes are full of year-round hiking trails, such as Le Feuille de chene which takes you on a gentle 10-kilometer walk. Contact the Tourist Office for details.

Tourist Office
Le Palais de l’Europe
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 21 06 72 00
Information

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Horseback Riding

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Horse riding in Le Touquet Paris-Plage.
Address
Avenue de la Dune aux Loups, 62520 Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

The landscape of forest and dunes makes this perfect horseriding country. There's a very impressive equestrian center set in a 65-hectare park. It’s a serious place with a year-round riding school for all levels and all skills and you can stable your horses here as well.

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Tennis in Le Touquet

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Tennis at Le Touquet.

The Centre Tennistique is as impressive as the other sports facilities in Le Touquet. It’s the fourth largest tennis complex in France with 33 courts, plus a swimming pool, bar, restaurant and shop. This is the place to learn from the professionals in delightful surroundings. The Junior Davis Cup is played here in August.

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Sailing and Water Sports

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Sailing in Le Touquet.

The yachts in the estuary make an inspiring sight. Either take your own, of if that's not an option, book at the Base Nautique Nord which offers sailing courses at all levels in all kinds of boats. You can also learn how to sail a catamaran, and learn to windsurf, kayak and canoe.

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Land Yachting

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Sports in Le Touquet Paris-Plage.

There’s a splendid tradition of land yachting in Le Touquet, starting with Louis Bleriot who travelled along the beaches using his ‘aeroplage or ‘beach plane’. By the 1930s Henry Demoury was building and renting out his land yachts. There are lessons at all levels at the Base Nautique Sud.

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Aqualud

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Aqualud in Le Touquet.

Aqualud is the place for families. Located right on the shoreline, it's great fun for every age and skill. You can try the Black Hole and the Twister or the normal water slides. There’s a terrace overlooking the sea, pools, and more.

Aqualud
Front de mer
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 21 90 07 07
Website
Opening times vary throughout the year. In July and August Aqualud is open daily. At other times of the year there may be some days when the park is closed. It is closed from around November 4th, in December, January and the beginning of February.