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Le Touquet began life as a seaside resort in the 19th Century. It took off early in the 20th Century when it became the favourite destination of many British and Parisian visitors. To this day its popularity has not waned and on Public Holidays the roads in and out of the resort get gridlocked with crawling traffic.
A large glass pyramid dominates the sea front. This is the Aqualud a watersports centre, it contains indoor and outdoor leisure pools, slides etc.
There are two main sea water therapy centres in Le Touquet. The Thalgo Therapy Centre and the Thalassa Therapy Centre .
Attractions are very tourist orientated and range from lazing on the beach to golf to nightclubs and casinos. The sea front has plenty of parking. The beaches are clean and expansive.
Le Touquet is on the north coast of France (41 mls S of Calais, 140 mls N of Paris, Eurotunnel terminus 40 mls, 1½ mls from small local airport with flights across the English Channel to Lydd in Kent). It is on the south bank of the River Canche, bordering an expansive sandy beach, and built on flat land, hemmed in and sheltered from rough winds by a splendid 400-acre forest of pines, silver birches, poplars, alders and locust trees.