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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Family activities on the Northern French coast

Here are a few tips to make the most of your stay in family on the French seaside. On offer: nautical sports, cultural activities and discovery of the natural wonders.

In Hardelot

Adrenaline Rushes: land surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking, speed sailing... Adrenaline junkies will be spoilt for choice because there is no shortage of open space and sea breezes here!
Located in between the sea and the national forest, this is the ideal place for hiking, cycling or horse riding.

In Le Touquet Paris-Plage

Climb to the top of the lighthouse – a 57m high tower with a 274 step spiral staircase! The view is magical.
The wind in your hair: on the itinerary, exploring the Baie de Canche nature park with its seals and its trails for walkers, horse riders and cyclists.

In Le Havre

Jump aboard the little tourist train and discover the town, take a trip around the port in a speedboat, try your hand at wind surfing, kayaking or canoeing. Excitement is guaranteed!
At the Natural History Museum, your kids will learn the fascinating history of all things animal, vegetable or mineral.

In Deauville
A love of horses: In Deauville, the horse is king. The local hippodromes hold race meetings and also arrange activities for children. Deauville’s equestrian centre offers visitors the chance to attend polo matches, show jumping competitions and dressage events.

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