Le Touquet Christmas lights

Written by on December 25, 2011 in My French Life

Le Touquet Christmas

Feeling a bit festive the week before Christmas, the team from The Good Life France took its own advice and visited Le Touquet to see the famous Christmas lights.

As soon as you reach the main drag into Le Touquet you’re met with an absolute plethora of twinkling lights in the trees along the avenues, in Christmas trees set up at the corner of every road and in the middle of every roundabout – well anywhere they can fit one in really.

You can take a horse and carriage ride through the town or hop on the miniature train that drives around the key places of Le Touquet – the children absolutely loved it and they also loved watching unsuspecting tourists accidentally treading in horse poo!

At the Palais de l’Europe, an ice skating rink had been set up, Christmas music played loudly and the skaters young and old, good and bad (at skating that is) whirled around watched by laughing spectators.  Despite a lot of egging on I was able to resist the temptation to fall over on the ice and provide amusement for everyone.

At the small Christmas market the smell of vin chaud (mulled wine) together with the ubiquitous chi chi (doughnut sticks) and gaufrettes (waffles) was delicious and Christmas carols played in the woods around which were lit up keeping the birds awake and tweeting until late at night.

The French love to promenade and Le Touquet is a great place for this – the shops are wonderful, classic chic French style, it’s almost a little Paris along the English Channel side of France, great restaurants and bars and some very swish hotels – highly recommended by The Good Life France!

This is my last blog post before Christmas and I wish you all a very joyeux Noël.

A bientöt

Janine

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