Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

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Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

Only a 50-minute drive from Calais Terminal for a total change of scenery

Soak up a resort with a real British vibe on the Côte d’Opale, just 50 minutes after arriving in France with LeShuttle. The cool family-friendly destination is a breath of fresh air for you and your loved ones, a stone's throw from home. 

What can you expect? Guided local tours, family-friendly sports, a wide variety of food & drink options with 80 restaurants and the chance to recharge your batteries in the great outdoors between the sea and forest.

One thing's for sure, you're going to spend quality time together in the resort. Travel with peace of mind and spend a weekend or short break in a relaxing, natural and stylish destination. 

Reconnect in the great outdoors 

Get your holiday off to a smooth start recharging your batteries between the sea and forest. Stroll on the beach and soak up the magic of 7km of sand and dunes as far as the eye can see! Take a deep breath of sea air to clear your mind and just enjoy the moment. As for the forest, it's home to 800 hectares of maritime pines where you can switch off and switch to holiday mode...

Heaven for family sports

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage and its first class sports facilities make it the ultimate destination for fitness fans. Families are spoilt for choice: quadricycles, pony rides, horse and carriage rides, bike rides, beach clubs etc. Not forgetting the resort's signature land-sailing. Join qualified instructors and have a go at sailing on sand buggies. 

Our top tip? Hit the resort's 11km of bike paths to explore the area's history and heritage at your own pace...

Enduropale du Touquet

If you want to leave the extreme beach sports to the professionals (or even have a go at competing against them) then don't miss the Enduropale du Touquet. Held in February every year this race sees more than 1,000 competitors battle it out across the beach and dunes on motorbikes and sand quads. The race is open to anybody and is free to enter, though if you're more happy in a deckchair than on a saddle the action still makes for an enjoyable spectacle.

A group of motorbikes racing on sand mounds, with a few spectators watching and stewards.


The seaside resort is home to the most Monuments Historiques (20 landmarks) so you're bound to fall in love with its scenery and history. Indulge in a guided tour (treat yourself to a private one, you're on holiday after all) and learn the history of Le Touquet-Paris-Plage all year round. 

Fancy a foray into foraging? Join a guide in summer and forage for samphire that grows in Canche Bay and is served at the resort's eateries! Bring boots to get the most from the outing. 

Food and drink 

Speaking of food and drink, finish your trip on a high at one of the resort's many eateries where you'll meet passionate and talented chefs rustling up mouth-watering morsels. Bistros, brasseries, themed restaurants or international cuisine... Whether you're in the town centre, at the seaside or in the forest, there's something to please everyone. 


Le Touquet-Paris-Plage is the place to treat yourself. It's an open-air mall where you can shop 'til you drop at 300 stores in the town centre and indoor market. It's a great way to unearth local specialities and visit artisans and traders who can't wait to meet you!

Seaside golf course

Experience one of our sporting facilities in a prime location between the forest and dunes: Touquet Golf Resort. Novices and professionals alike adore Europe's 20th best golf resort listed in the top 100 best golf courses in continental Europe. 

Golfers of all abilities are spoilt for choice with three courses at Touquet Golf Resort: La Mer (18 holes), the number one Links in France, La Forêt (18 holes) and Le Manoir (9 holes).

Profile of the 5* Hôtel Barrière Le Westminster 

The Hôtel Barrière Le Westminster was awarded its fifth star in 2021, sealing its place as an iconic hotel in the destination. Le Touquet's crown jewel is the only 5* hotel on the Côte d’Opale between the Belgian border and Seine-Maritime. It underwent extensive renovation work before unveiling its plush Art Deco French-meets-British style in September 2020. Indulge in the ultimate in R&R at the hotel's Nuxe spa, Michelin-starred restaurant with its brand new menu, indoor pool, gym and Studio by Petit VIP children's club. 

Explore the Côte d’Opale

If Le Touquet-Paris-Plage is the "Pearl of the Côte d'Opale", then its outstanding natural surroundings are its oyster. The Côte d’Opale brings together the best of the countryside and coastline to give you a breath of fresh air and change of scene. Do you like recharging your batteries on a holiday by the sea, surrounded by endless dunes and the salty sea air? Or are you more of an adventure-seeker who loves exploring a destination amongst rivers, marshes and woodland? 

Take your pick! The Côte d’Opale, a stone's throw from home, is waiting for you with open arms… 

Getting there

Only a 50-minute drive from Calais Terminal via motorway A16.

Visit the Le Tourquet website here.

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