Étaples

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TownÉtaples
Insee code62318
Postcode62630
Latitude50.5160870
Longitude1.6387900
AltitudeFrom 2 to 78 meters
Surface12.95 km²
Population11261 inhabitants
Density869 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelLefaux at 3.3 km
Chief townArras (at 97 km, 89 min)Le Touquet-Paris-Plage at 3.7 km
DepartmentPas-de-CalaisCucq at 3.8 km
RegionNord-Pas-de-CalaisSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

A charming little port of the Opal Coast South, adjoining Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Etaples-sur-Mer invites you to discover its facade navy.

Quite simply, sharing a sheathed, local revenue base of 4 fish fillets, a platter of seafood smelling the open sea.

On the port, according to the schedules of tides and weather, stalls selling directly to fish freshly caught in La Mancha. Fish and shellfish are also the delight of gourmets in fish.

Markets (Tuesday and Friday), live and colorful are the favorite rendezvous for lovers of fresh produce and local flavors.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Notre Dame de la Garde.
  • Calvary Sailors.
  • Modern church with a stained glass window depicting "The Creation of the World's Master Verrier Hogger.
  • Military Cemetery: A right and left, the pine forest. Front bay Canche with off Le Touquet. There, a vast area of 6 hectares, lie the 10 773 members of the Commonwealth Forces (also 658 German soldiers), fell between 1914 and 1918, or died in military hospital in Etaples. Designed to make a collective tribute to the soldiers buried there, it was designed as a garden. Rigor British oversaw the design of the site. But the thousands of stones, aligned to the millimeter, giving an impression of unity. It has been enriched by two stone buildings which give the magnitude of this enclosure, open bay Canche.
  • Maréis: During a tour of 1h30, Maréis you an experience fun, interactive and cultural, in the heart of the universe étaplois fishermen. The staging makes you share their living quarters through OEM: navigation simulator, trawler size, film shot on the deck of room, "Gale", without forgetting the fish Strait Pas de Calais to observe in the giant aquariums or pet in the touch pool.
  • The Navy Museum: To understand Etaples-sur-mer and traditions firmly rooted in the history of fishing craft, simply push the door of his museum of the Navy. In what was once the fish market, is the great open book written over time, by men and women of the city of Fishers. Page after page, or window after window, to reveal the evolution of the fishing fleet étaploise, 19th century to today, the different techniques used by trawlers étaplois marine habitat, as well as art objects, traditional costumes and crafts practiced here, and seafarers (boat, cooper, carpenter, shoemaker?). Several video screenings complement the information on a world where man has always been able to excel.
  • Museum of Archeology "Quentovic" The museum invites you to discover the first traces of human occupation in Bay Canche. The presentation of prehistoric archaeological remains and ancient immerses you in the rich history of the Opal Coast South. You'll also discover great palaeontological and mineralogical specimens from the region and beyond.
  • Workshop and House Thumbnail: A faithful to discover on 32 meters: the port of Etaples with the movement of tides and during the Canche embellished with ship models, functional vehicles, hundreds of characters. Many animations, lighting and noise. It only needs the smell of iodine for this trip at 1 / 87. Around this attraction, you'll also 980 models on display (aircraft, boats, cars, trains?).
  • Site Natural Canche Bay: 505 acres compete for lovers of unspoiled nature. On foot, enjoy this site rich in species. Plants, trees, flowers in every corner. A 100% natural you will also discover unknown species. Molières Trail (leg: 1.6 kilometers), Boucle du Shelduck (2.2 kilometers), the warren of Lornel (leg: 1.6 kilometers), Boucle de la Butte signals (2.3 kilometers).
  • For groups (schools and recreation centers; adults / seniors): Office of Tourism offers packages combining heritage, gastronomy and relaxation to enjoy the fresh air of the Cote d'Opal.
  • Walk 45 minutes Canche bay boat (from April to September). Slowly, the cruiser left the port, past the stalls where women sailors sell the catch of the day. After the ordeal and the shipyard, the ship is cruising speed. This escape from the wild shores. The time is ripe to contemplate at length the flora and fauna unique natural Bay Canche. The meeting of freshwater and saltwater vessels of the estuary and sand, then sand and chalk, hatched a particular vegetation. At the forefront of Pillory, where the Canche completes his course, come the first waves of the sea must be turning around. This time, another bank that is the object of attention: Le Touquet, his flagship, the "fields" of sea asparagus?
  • Sea fishing (from April to September).
  • Watersport: junior sailing (catamaran NC 12), adult (Dart 16, Hobie Cat 16), traditional, windsurfing and kayaking.
  • Marina (Blue Flag of Europe).
  • The Roulev: gear stripping.
  • Mini Golf.
  • Pony Club.
  • Painting workshops.
  • Playgrounds for children in the park Clos Saint-Victor and the Port.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Étaples
Information pointsTourist Office of Étaples
Leisure centresMarina of Étaples,   Museum Quentovic
MonumentsCemetery of Étaples

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Market: Tuesday and Friday.
  • 1st Sunday of August: Great flea market downtown:
  • On the site of General and its adjacent streets.
  • Information on +33 3 21 09 56 94.
  • In October weekend of taste:
  • Large market of local produce, gourmet break, dietary advice, tours, films, workshops, booths, special menu in restaurants, paragraphs and multimedia materials, exhibitions, events, conferences.
  • Information on +33 3 21 09 56 94.
  • November: King Day herring (Information dialing +33 3 21 09 56 94).
  • December: Parade and Contest Guénel (Information dialing +33 3 21 09 56 94).

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Cycling route: The Aeolian (28 km).

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Touquet Paris-Plage CasinoEntertainmentFreeLe Touquet-Paris-Plage (4 km)
Opalaventure - Adventure trailNature and the outdoorsFrom 15 € to 23 €Camiers (7.2 km)
Laser QuestSports sensationsFrom 9 € to 20 €Berck (12.9 km)

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PHOTOS

Bay CancheBay Canche
 
Trawlers entering portTrawlers entering port
At seaAt sea
 
Etaples: in traditional costume on an old rigEtaples: in traditional costume on an old rig
Etaploise in traditional costume workEtaploise in traditional costume work
 
Etaploise in traditional festival costumesEtaploise in traditional festival costumes

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WEATHER

Monday 1 September
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Min. 12°C - Max. 23°C
Tuesday 2 September
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Min. 12°C - Max. 23°C
Wednesday 3 September
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Min. 11°C - Max. 23°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Picardy  
8.4
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage
At the heart of the Opal Coast nestled between pine forests and beaches, discover Le Picardy, restaurant Holiday Inn ****. The Chef prepares a cuisine that is both chic and sophisticated....
Located 3.2 km from Étaples31 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantFlavio  
7.9
  SPECIAL OFFER
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage
Flavio the restaurant is a traditional French specialist of wild fish, turbot, sole bar, lobster tanks Roscoff, and for meat, lamb and steaks of the region Blonde d'Aquitaine.
Located 3.2 km from Étaples54 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Village Suisse  
9.2
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage
Le Village Suisse is a traditional restaurant dining, in which the chef Aymeric Cappelle uses only fresh and of good quality. Map and the menus are changed regularly, depending on the...
Located 3.6 km from Étaples43 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsSous la roque    
9.2
Tubersent
4 rooms of hots in the country side locted between Montreuil s/metrand Touquet. Park raised with bassin and pond, bordered of a river. Calm, pleasant and confortable rooms, with each...
Located 4.8 km from Étaples6575 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLe Clos de l'Ermitage    
9.9
Saint-Josse
The quiet countryside near the sea (6 km), Le Touquet (9.35 miles) - Label a guesthouse of charm. Gîtes de France. 5 bedrooms with refined decoration, very comfortable, 2 C. DRC with...
Located 6.7 km from ÉtaplesFrom 75 € to 85 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Bourgade 3 épis aux gites de France    
9.7
Estréelles
In a separate entrance, 2 comfort rooms, can accommodate 3 persons / room. Nestled in the valley of the race, trees and flowers or it is good to recharge and Wonders of the charms of...
Located 10.6 km from Étaples58 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsGîte Le Point du Jour  
10
Lefaux
Located on the Opal Coast 10 km from the beach of Le Touquet and Berck 17 km from the sea, the cottage is Lefaux village of about 270 people at 3 km from shops Etaples sea. Located...
Located 3.6 km from ÉtaplesFrom 380 € to 480 € per week 
House for 6 personsGîte rural à Frencq (Pas de Calais)  
9.3
Frencq
Country cottage to another cottage in an old house for 6 people situated in the farmyard of the Castle Rosamel, beautiful setting close to Etaples-Le Touquet. Composed of a living room...
Located 6.7 km from Étaples400 € per week 
House for 6 persons28 Hameau des 3 Fontaines  
8.4
  SPECIAL OFFER
Camiers
Description. Chalet in Sainte Cécile Plage between Le Touquet and Hardelot. Located 1 km from the beach in a quiet site. Rental for 4-6 persons. Small room. Living room Fitted kitchen...
Located 6.9 km from ÉtaplesFrom 250 € to 470 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
154 places over 3 haLa forêt    
8.7
Stella-Plage
In the seaside resort of Stella Plage, located between Le Touquet, Berck and Stella Plage, near the sea and shops (1 km), stay in a tent, caravan or mobile home.
Located 5.8 km from ÉtaplesFrom 19 € to 24 € per day 
133 places over 6 haCamping des Dunes    
7.5
Camiers
In the dunes by the sea with beach access.
Located 7 km from Étaples15.40 € per day 
52 places over 1 haCamping Municipal du Mont St Frieux    
8.5
Dannes
Between Le Touquet and Hardelot, at 5 minutes from the beach and close to Mont St Frieux nice site. Camping recent (2007), new health and well equipped. Open from 1st April to 31st...
Located 8.4 km from Étaples 

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HOTELS

Kyriad Le Touquet - Etaples - Hotel in ÉtaplesKyriad Le Touquet - Etaples     
7.6
Étaples
Hotel Kyriad Le Touquet Etaples is located on the outskirts of Etaples, halfway between the golf courses of Hardelot and Le Touquet. Kyriad Le Touquet Etaples features comfortable rooms...
Located in ÉtaplesRoom from 69 €
Hotel et Residence Chez Gino - Hotel in ÉtaplesHotel et Residence Chez Gino     
8
Étaples
Situated near the A16 motorway and the city centre of Étaples-sur-Mer, Hotel et Residence Chez Gino welcomes you to the banks of the Canche River. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access...
Located in ÉtaplesRoom from 35 €
Hotel Restaurant Le Charles VIII - Hotel in ÉtaplesHotel Restaurant Le Charles VIII    
7.7
Étaples
This hotel-restaurant is located on the Côte d'Opale, facing the Canche and 5 minutes from Le Touquet. The Charles VIII welcomes you in a family atmosphere. You will discover a cuisine...
Located in ÉtaplesRoom from 79 €

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Westminster Hôtel & Spa
Westminster Hôtel & Spa is a 1930’s luxury hotel in the heart of Le Touquet. It is just 500 metres from the beach and offers spacious, Art Deco guestrooms....
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Holiday Inn Resort le Touquet
Holiday Inn Resort Le Touquet is located a 5-minute walk from Le Touquet centre. Its stunning glass ceiling extends through...
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