good day trip for the food and the spectacle
Some overpriced poor hotels if you book by Internet be careful!
A boring place to spend the day.
The Aqualud is a huge water park on the seafront in Le Touquet and consists of several indoor and outdoor pools, a wave pool and a giant toboggan run. Housed under a glass dome is a giant pool with waves, 'rocky' slides, jacuzzis and a solarium. The outdoor section is open in summer and consists of a further 3 pools, flumes and rides.July to...more
Le Touquet is a family seaside resort, and when you take a wander down by the sea front you can certainly see that it caters for kids!For the younger kids there is a fabulous old carousel, and some cute little wooden wheeled horses. For the older ones there are some water slides…though they looked like they hadn’t been used in a while…The beach...more
When we arrived in Le Touquet we drove right down the middle of the town on the pretty Rue St Jean. This one lane street is virtually a pedestrian zone, and is street-scaped with plants and paving.Lining Rue St Jean are all the shops you would need on your holiday, along with plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants.The street has an ‘upmarket’ feel...more
This is an example of the typical 'le Touquet' style. Many houses in Le Touquet are on the inheritance list. And they should be.This beauty was build by F. Gombeau , a parisian architect. 'Alexandre' was build in 1911 and one of the many wonders of architecture to be admired in Le Touquet.You can find a list of protected Houses on the site of the...more
A waterparadise...Just the place you where looking for to go with the kids... A gigantic tropical swimmingpool with lots of exciting and fast attraction. 10 points for being child friendly -an outside playground for -6-an outside playground for -10-and lots of attractions for children from 10 till 99years old. Don't forget to go in the twister and...more
There is a mix of begin 20th c. houses and modern apartment buildings. Nothing really exciting. Between the buildings and the beach extends a huge parking. Quite practical but not nice.Behind the seafront starts the centre of Le Touquet with houses mostly from the first half of the 20th c., shops and restaurants. The streets are narrow so that most...more
I was deserted in Le Touquet - Alex and his mother had gone off to play golf - and I was hungry. I needed something snacky for lunch. I had a bit of a hankering for a Croque Monsieur or Madame, or something like that.Wandering just off the main street, my eye spotted an empty table outside a friendly looking restaurant, so I sat down, encouraged by...more
After a wander along the promenade and then some window shopping on Rue St Jean, we popped in to Ghesquiere.We were tempted into this café/patisserie by the cakes we could see in the display cabinet….y.u.mAfter we took a seat, the friendly owner came over and took our order, understanding our part French part English order method. We had a coffee...more
Located on the main drag in Le Touquet, Le Paris Plage tempted us inside with the happy looking diners sitting on the terrace at the front. It was a little cool for us, so inside we went. Hey, they even had a non-smoking area, so it couldn't be all bad….or could it!?We were looking for a tasty meal on the 1st night of a driving holiday in France...more
Why do I ad this place...?
Well we had this drink called a MONACO.
It is beer with a little bit of lemonade and a touch of grenadine... and it tasted really good.
Dress Code: I had my sexy short shorts on...
In June/July 2006 we had a 9 day driving holiday in France. We caught a car ferry from Dover to Calais, drove down through Normandy, popped into Brittany and then caught the ferry back to Dover from Boulogne-sur-Mer.We chose to take our own car over, as the cost of the ferry and petrol was significantly cheaper than flying from London and hiring a...more
Se rendre à la mer et puis se trouver dans l'impossibilité de parquer sa voiture, souvent la seule solution pour arriver à la mer avec enfants et bagages, ne semble pas devoir se produire au Touquet d'après les immenses parkings situés en bordure de la plage.En semaine malgré le temps ensoleillé de ce mois de juin ils étaient presque vides (photo...more
We have now travelled over to France a few times with our car from England, and have used Speed Ferries, which run between Dover & Boulogne-sur-Mer several times a day, taking around 50 minutes to cross the channel. It is then a 30-40 minute drive to Le Touquet.There are several ferries a day, and you must check in no later than 30 mins before...more
This store has a few different items.They are specialized in miniature figures to play war with and to build models.The store has also got a lot of wooden puzzles in real luxury boxes and some nice parlor games.And not to be forgotten the real 'petanque' set. Quite expensive , but then again , they are special things.. a puzzle 25 Euro and more. A...more
This chocolatier was established in 1912. Those were the golden years for Le Touquet. The inside is really great...And this chocolatier is known far far from Le Touquet... Chocolats chocolats chocolats....LES CHATS BLEUS , really expensive 2.5 Euro for one.LES CHATEIGNES : 3.20 Euro 'par piece'A GIFT BOX : 45 EuroA really large range of...more
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How can you be in France without running into a bunch of baltrowing people.Petanque is the national sport. They seem to take it verry serious.In front of 'Le fireman' , (café) rue de Metz 6 , there is a little square with Petanque facilities. The real game is played with iron balls. And the trick is to trow your balls as close as possible to a...more
Pay attention - you need to pay to park your car. We didn't notice the machine and they gave us a ticket for 11 Euro.
They got people working all day during high season to write these tickets...
-It might just sound like , when you read the tourist information , that Le Touquet is a completely intact 1900 architecture village. Well that's not true. Don't be to disappointed if you see the seaside. The buildings there are even more ugly than those at the Belgian coast.
-Since we all travel in style and are quit distinguished , your fellow-creatures might not be that stylish. People you don't know will mooch in front of you with their new manga-shirt and brown sandals with white socks in.
Unique Suggestions: Try to ignore the faults and the other people.
Fun Alternatives: I'm sorry....
Located around 5 kilometres north of Le Touquet, on the road to Boulogne, is the Etaples Military Cemetery.
The cemetery contains over 10,000 burials from the First World War and just a few from the Second World War.
Located right by the roadside, it is a sobering site when you come across it.
You can pull over here to have a closer look. We just looked over the fence, but you can go into the cemetery if you wish.
I think the main reason that my husband wanted to pay a visit to Le Touquet was to check out the golf course!Le Touquet’s main golf course is apparently one of the best in France and is high on hubby’s list of places to play.We stopped by to have a sticky beak….didn’t look too exciting to me, but what do I know. One thing I did notice was a nice...more