After returning from our last trip in June with a broken ankle, I was undoubtedly more nervous about venturing out on our travels again. I’m pleased to say the nerves didn’t last long. We left on Wednesday and are heading down to Portugal to visit a few places in France and Northern Spain along the way.
Our first destination was Le Touquet, a small seaside town in Northern France. It’s only a 50-minute drive from Calais
The walk into town on Thursday took us along the coast road, passing all the colourful beach huts built into the sea wall. (I must admit, though, they are not as pretty as some of our colourfully painted beach huts in the UK seaside resorts). Along the way were several beach bars with windbreaks and deck chairs in the sand.
It is said that Le Touquet is one of the best beaches in France near Paris and is where many Parisians visit to top up their tans. It has a lovely wide, sandy beach
It’s a popular place for families who are spoilt for choice with things to do; quadricycles, pony rides, horse and carriage rides, bike rides, beach clubs etc. Not forgetting the resort’s signature land sailing. You can join qualified instructors and have a go at sailing
Playgrounds are dotted along the front, and trampoline parks for the kids. There is a waterpark – Aqualud, which has indoor and outdoor pools and attractions
Along the beachfront are
Heading into town, we were
There is a distinctly French flair to Le Touquet, with a focus on quality food and eateries. There is nothing like this little gem if
As we strolled around the town, admiring the architecture, browsing the shops, drinking coffee outside the cafes, and eating lunch, we fell in love with the architecture.
The town is known for its chocolate shops, of which there
It was disappointing to find that the Old Town Hall, which is an architectural masterpiece that symbolises the town’s opulent past, was covered with scaffolding and tarpaulins. So I’ve pinched a photo from the internet so you can see how lovely it is.
Wandering along Rue St. Jean, which is Le Touquet’s
A very imposing, grand building in this area of town is
Le Touquet is a place we will definitely