Much more than sun, beach and sports, Le Touquet has an active cultural scene worth exploring. Take a look at our pick of the top art galleries and artist studios to discover in and around this elegant seaside resort.
Located in the heart of Le Touquet, in the Hermitage complex, the gallery l’Ermitage presents works by established artists, focusing on figurative and semi-figurative sculpture and paintings.
Place de l’Hermitage, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France +33 (0)3 21 05 83 81
After creating thousands of sketches of lace design for the textile industry, Daniel Barsby decided to open a studio-exhibition space to present his paintings on polychrome engraved wood, as well as wood and bronze sculptures.
4 Galerie de l’Hermitage, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France +33 (0)3 21 90 91 92
Galerie Milani specializes in the work of French painter and sculptor Alain Godon, an artist with close ties to Le Touquet who, among other works, created the 10-meter (39-foot) sand sculpture of the Eiffel Tower, inaugurated in March 2017, which has become a new landmark on the beach promenade.
2, Avenue du Verger, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France (+33) 3 21 05 40 00
Established since 1992 in Hardelot, on the Côte d’Opale, a short 30-minute drive up the coast from Le Touquet, the dynamic Joël Dupuis Gallery permanently exhibits painters, sculptors and master glassmakers of national and international renown.
A beautiful seaside spot laden with history, Le Crotoy has attracted artists for centuries. Names like Colette, Sisley and Seurat have graced its scenic shores. To this day the place is a magnet for artists and there’s an active informal ‘colony’ of artists that work regularly in the town and open their studios for visitors, just over 40 minutes by car from Le Touquet. Kassape Sanson is a self-taught local artist who paints expansive and haunting seascapes of the Baie de Somme, taking inspiration from her native land and the people who live and work there.
3 Rue du Fond du Val, 80230 Pendé, France +33 (0)6 70 51 04 13
Rosana de Paula Cessac is a Brazilian-born artist who thrives in her adopted home of Le Crotoy, giving her own colourful naïf interpretation to the local landscape.
La Maison Bleue en Baie – 12 rue de la Croix, Le Crotoy, France +33 (0)3 22 27 73 86