Now the school summer holidays are behind us it’s time to start thinking about your next get away for the October Half Term School holidays. We have some great holiday rental deals available for a short break or a full weeks stay. The weather is still good and Le Touquet in northern France is a quick and easy get away. Le Touquet has lots to offer with many local attractions still open, without the queue’s of the busy summer months. Experience great French cuisine and a wonderful beach that stretches for 120 km’s along the Opal Coast. We have a selection of properties available ranging from central apartments to larger villas sleeping up to 18 people.
Le Touquet Parking
Parking in Le Touquet is not normally a problem with a number of options available.
There are large car parks down by the beach that span the entire length of the promenade. Within the town if you want to just stop, pick up or drop there are a few monitored bays close to the main shops. These bays are free for one hour. They have a bollard with a countdown display that starts ticking as soon as you drive up. In theory they phone home to alert the police when the hour is up.
There is plenty of other on street parking within Le Touquet where the price varies depending on which zone you park in. As a general rule in the central area you will pay €2 per hour and in the outer zone the cost is €1. Payment is easy with the ticket machines at sensible intervals accepting Cash or Credit Cards.
In the Green Zone payment is required for weekends, public holidays and the entire months of July and August. Throughout the rest of the year Green Zone parking is Free. Charges are due between 09:00 and 19:00 hours. Lunchtime parking between 12:30 and 14:30 hours is free at anytime. The maximum you pay is for 8 hours in any day.
In the Red Zone payment is required at all times of the year. Charges are due between 09:00 and 19:00 hours. Lunchtime parking between 12:30 and 14:30 hours is free at anytime.
Parking fines approximately equate to the cost of a full days ticket. In my experience the cost doesn’t seem prohibitive however the time and effort required to actually pay any fine is expensive.
There is free parking directly in front of the Aqualud during office hours between 09:00 and 14:30 hours.
If you park outside of the Green Zone on street parking is free. Le Touquet centre is relatively small so it is not that far to walk
Le Touquet Parking Zones
Information provided here is a guide only and may be subject to change by Le Touquet town. Please check local signs before parking. No responsibility can be taken for any fines incurred as a result of information provided here.
If you have any local information or tips you would like to give for parking in Le Touquet then please feel free to add a comment.
None of us like feeling ill especially when we are on holiday in Le Touquet. Sensible travelers will pack a small selection of cold remedies and pain relief tablets just in case. Should we begin to feel ill or suffering the excesses of last nights party you have it covered right? But what if we run out or need something more specific for an ailment? Relax your local Pharmacist is there to help.
Pharmacie de la Côte Opale SNC
45 Rue Saint-Jean, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage
Pharmacy 4 Seasons
17 Rue Saint-Jean
Tel +33 3 21 05 04 66
44 Rue de Calais
Tel +33 3 21 05 24 70
Pharmacies are open daily
09:00 – 13:00 hrs
14:00 – 1900 -2000 hrs variable.
The French word for Pharmacy is Pharmacie and is pronounced in the same way. Shops are visible due to the traditional Green Cross displayed outside.
Generally drugs that are freely available across the counter are the same as can be purchased at a UK Chemist shop.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles you to receive treatment with the same rights as a French residence. If you have a prescription from the UK or issued in France you should present it together with the EHIC when you go to the pharmacy.
You should pay the same rate at the pharmacy as someone who was insured and living in that country. In France, for residents the Carte Vitale is the health insurance card of the national health care system in France.
Travel Tip created by Le Touquet Holidays in association with Vacation Soup