Sister Cities of Cary, North Carolina, USA


Le Touquet, France

Downtown Le Touquet
Downtown Le Touquet

Le Touquet Background

Activities with Le Touquet

Background

In 1837, the notary Alphonse Daloz purchased the land comprising Le Touquet. At that time, Le Touquet consisted of dune areas on the Canche Estuary; however, by the end of the century, Le Touquet had become an attractive wooded location by the sea.

Horseback riding in Le Touquet
Horseback riding is a popular recreational pursuit in Le Touquet.
British enthusiasm for the area as a seaside resort gave rise to the creation of Le Touquet Syndicate Ltd. This company extended the urbanized domain, greatly increased its facilities and developed the resort's activities and hotel trade. The prosperity of Le Touquet is inseparable from the British presence, and its development can be seen from the diversity of Le Touquet's architecture.

Signing in Le Touquet
10-YEAR ANNIVERSARYOn November 16, 2002, a Cary representative was welcomed at Le Touquet's Hôtel de Ville by mayor Léonce Deprez and citizens of Le Touquet. The occasion marked the 10-year anniversary of the sister city relationship between the two cities.
Between the two world wars, Le Touquet became a chic destination, dedicated to sport and elegance, heralding its modern-day reputation as the Garden of the Channel, where villas dot the quiet roads running through the forest, across the dunes and in the wooded hollows.


Activities with Le Touquet

  • July 2004. Le Touquet invited a delegation of students and adults to visit and tour Le Touquet for 2 weeks in July 2004. The itinerary was developed to give our citizens a first hand view of Le Touquet and a taste of the French culture. Unfortunately we were unable to find sufficient youth to conduct this tour.
  • August 2003. A delegation from Le Touquet participates in the Cary Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival.
  • July 11 - 25, 2003. Summer Exchange students from France. (News) The Town of Cary hosted 11 students between the ages of 14 and 15 from Le Touquet.
  • December 2002. (News) The Sister Cities of Cary and Le Touquet recognize the 10-year anniversary of the sister city relationship between the two cities. A representative from the Town of Cary Sister Cities Commission attended the Web and Film festival in Le Touquet.
  • November 2002. A member of the Sister Cities Association of Cary travels to Le Touquet to explore the development of a closer working relationship between Le Touquet and the Town of Cary.
  • July 2002. Hosted a student from Le Touquet, France for three weeks in conjunction with a local Cary host family.
  • August 2001. Summer Exchange students from France. The Town of Cary hosted 3 students from Le Touquet.
  • April 2000. Cary High School Band tour to Le Touquet, France and participation in parades in Bruges, Belgium and EuroDisney, Paris, France.
  • August 1998. Summer Exchange students from France. The Town of Cary hosted 7 students from Le Touquet.
  • December 1997. Cary High School Band presented concerts in Le Touquet, France and represented Cary at the London New Year's Day Parade.

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Le Touquet, France
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