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Le Touquet one of the most elegant holiday resorts of northern France is home to lots of boutiques and shops, not to mention many hotels and restaurants. The owner of the Paris newspaper, ‘Le Figaro’, created the resort in 1876. Then this was a no-man's-land of low dunes, and forest - part of a hunting estate. Strict building regulations encouraged the most talented architects to create imaginative and innovative developments.

Le Touquet became popular with the British, and took on the name of Le Touquet Paris-Plage in 1912 slowly turning itself into a year-round attraction with a good range of hotels, casinos, and expensive villas that are spaced out amid acres of woodland, offering a variety of sports, particularly golf. There is no better way to pass the time then to stroll along the promenade, stopping off at patisseries for pastries and cakes, and having lunch in one the many bistros that dot the pretty streets.

Must do attractions (for the fit) include: kite-surfing and sand-yachting.

Did You Know

Every year in February, an off-road motorcycle and quad beach race called Enduro du Touquet is held along the beach and through the dunes

Le Touquet at one time was known by the British as “Paris by the sea”

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  • Pros:Lots of boutiques and shops
  • Cons:Expensive
  • In a nutshell:Perfect for Golf or Kite Flying
  • Last visit to Le Touquet-Paris-Plage: Sep 2000
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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