Welcome to Le Touquet
Le Touquet is a small seaside town on the Atlantic coast of France, famous in the ‘20s for its chic nightlife. There are still several vast casinos, and in season, access to a pleasant stretch of beach, bound by colourful beach huts. Out of season, the seafront is largely deserted, but offers a bracing walk, while the town itself is an old-fashioned and charming mix of independent shops and cosy restaurants.
It's worth taking time to drive around the roads away from the main centre to see the splendid 1920s villas set amongst the tress.
Le Touquet is on the Opal Coast, just about 60 minutes drive by car from Calais and just over an hour by train from Lille Flandres.
The train stops at Etaples Le Touquet - take the train from either Calais, Lille Flandres or Paris Gare Du Nord.
Travel by Eurostar to Lille or Paris and then catch a connecting service or, alternatively, cross the Channel by ferry from Dover to Calais and catch the train at Calais Frethun.
Visit Voyages SNCF for timetables and to book tickets. CLICK HERE
When you arrive at Etaples station the quickest option is to take a taxi from Etaples to Le Touquet. It costs around £15 each way from Etaples to Le Touquet.
You could also take the bus from Etaples to Le Touquet. The number 513 bus leaves from outside Etaples station and runs every 105 minutes. The journey from Etaples to Le Touquet takes 20 minutes. For the timetable visit this site.
(NB the site is French.) To see the timetable for buses from Etaples to Le Touquet scroll down the page.
At "point d'arret" enter Etaples and then Gare SNCF for departure point and Le Touquet Paris Plage and then "indifferent" for drop off point ( unless you know which stop you want ).
Driving from Calais to Le Touquet takes an hour and is an easy drive down the A16, which follows the Opal Coast south. For a slightly more scenic drive down tree lined roads and open fields head inland onto the D901 at Boulogne and then turn towards Etaples just north of Montreuil, where you'll see the signs for Le Touquet.
Hotel Westminster Le Touquet
The centre of Le Touquet is small and so it's easy to walk, or park in the centre. However there's also a free electric bus service.
There's plenty of parking space available in Le Touquet with a number of on street parking bays. They've been fitted with sensors to monitor parking time. The meters can be paid for with cash or card, with symbols to follow for non-French speakers.
There's also parking at La Poste, where the markets are, and on the promenade. You'll find a large pay and display car park near the carousel at the top end of the promenade.
Meter hours are from 9-12.30 and then from 14.30 to 19.00 (Lunchtime is free. )
Buy week-long permits from the town hall and tourist information offices, which can be cheaper if the hotel doesn't have parking.
Click this PDF from Le Touquet tourist office. It's in French but there's a map to follow.