Here you are in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage at last! Breathe in that wonderful sea air mixed with the aroma of maritime pines as you arrive in one of the grand, beautifully elegant avenues in Le Touquet for a weekend break or holiday. Take some time to explore the heart of this 800 hectare seaside forest, which is half the size of the town! This forest tells the story of the resort’s beginnings. In the 19th century, this stretch of untouched sand was destined to become agricultural land. But nothing grew there! So instead, the owner (a Parisian lawyer) decided to plant a forest of pines there for hunting and leisure purposes, and for the rich and famous. Starting from the Tourist Office, take the ‘sentier du Daphné’ path (other trails available) and explore this forest’s rare flora and fauna.