Review Submitted: 5 November 2008
Date of Stay: October 2008
L'Opale lived up to all our expectations, it was a lovely spacious house (the front aspect is very misleading!) very clean and extremely well equipped. The house is set in a delightful and quiet road, and there are excellent cycle tracks nearby - we hired bikes! The garden is good and the slide and swing were much used by our 3 year old grandson! The owners were more than helpful in the weeks leading up to our stay, as we had several questions regarding equipment etc as we were taking a 5 month old baby too. There's lots of games inside for children to play, and some daunting jigsaw puzzles for the adults!
Le Touquet is only a couple of minutes drive away where the beaches are outstanding - miles of golden sand! The restaurants in Le Touquet are excellent, do try the fish soup at Peraud! Boulogne is only 40 mns away, and another wonderful town, Nausicaa the aquarium there is fantastic and appeals to all ages. Market day in both Le Touquet and Etaples is great fun, so much fresh food to take home and cook back at L'Opale! There is a supermarket nearby, and a wonderful Patisserie for those breakfast croissants!
We visited the Commonwealth Memorial at Etaples, very thought provoking, so much so it inspired us to have a day trip to Amiens on the Somme which proved to be a lovely city with the largest gothic cathedral in France - you could fit 2 Notre Dames inside it! The journey was easy, the french countryside around Le Touquet is beautiful and the air is fresh and clean.
We had a very happy and comfortable week at L'Opale, it was home from home and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We can thoroughly recommend it!
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