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The Opal Coast

Merlimont is a charming tourist resort only one hour’s drive South of the tunnel. It is proud to have the best beach on the Opal Coast – voted by an independent jury.

It is the ideal spot to spend peaceful family holidays with numerous outdoor activities and breathtaking views !

• Pleasant walks through the dunes on wooden walkways.

If you love sport, you will find all that you need in Merlimont :

• The Boat Club is only 100 yards from the apartment.
• Canoeing
• Stand Up and Paddle
• Sand Yachting
• Games on the sandy beach and Swimming.

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The Opal Coast is well known for its natural beauty. Merlimont is only 5 minutes drive from the Bagatelle theme park, 10 minutes from Le Touquet and 15 minutes from the medieval town of Montreuil-sur-Mer, renowned for its gastronomic restaurants. The enchanting Somme Bay with the ports of Saint Valéry and Le Crotoy and the Marquenterre Bird Sanctuary are only a 25 minute drive.

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Le Touquet

Set in a pine forest, the exclusive resort of Le Touquet offers a beautiful sandy beach. Only a 10 minute drive from the apartment, the town offers excellent sports facilities including golf, horseriding and tennis, and Le Touquet is renowned for its exclusive shops and its lively market, where you will find a good choice of local produce. Le Touquet is also an ideal destination to have a drink, a meal, or enjoy a night out in a club or at the casino.

Bagatelle Theme Park

Only a 5 minute drive from the apartment, Bagatelle is a fun theme park set in the natural environment of pine trees and dunes – It is the ideal place to spend a day with the children, and there are rides to please everyone… little ones and adults alike !

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Montreuil-sur-Mer

The fortified medieval town of Montreuil-sur-Mer is a mere 15 minute drive from the apartment. You will enjoy its quaint cobbled streets, and the 3km walk around the city walls is an absolute must! Step back into history in this picturesque town which inspired Victor Hugo to write « Les Misérables » ; enjoy its renowned gastronomic restaurants, and chill out on a terrace of a typical French café !

Marquenterre Bird Sanctuary

Birdwatchers and friends of nature will love a visit to this Bird Sanctuary in the Somme Bay. You will be able to observe thousands of birds, insects and mammals at any time of the year. This visit will delight little ones and their parents.

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Le Crotoy

Le Crotoy is a small fishing port nestled in the Somme Bay and features the only South facing beach in the North of France . Rent a bike for the day and discover the natural beauty of the Somme Bay.

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Saint Valery is a charming medieval port on the other side of the Somme Bay, facing Le Crotoy. Rich in history, both William the Conqueror and Joan of Arc passed through this town. Take a trip around the bay on an authentic steam train, which will delight little ones and adults alike !

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Gastronomy

If you enjoy French cuisine, the Opal Coast is reowned for its gastronomic restaurants, and you’ll be truly spoilt for choice !