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Fancy a Christmas shopping experience with a continental twist? Then why not hop on a plane for a magical weekend in ‘Paris by the sea’.


Next month Lyddair, based at Lydd Airport, launches its scheduled Christmas flights to the stylish French resort of Le Touquet, famous for its gorgeous illuminations, shops, restaurants and Christmas market in art deco surroundings.

The jewel of France’s northern coast is transformed into a Christmas wonderland during December, with thousands of twinkling lights and a host of events and activities. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride, hop on the merry-go-round, get your skates on for the outdoor ice rink or browse the stalls at the popular Christmas market.



Spend the day shopping for gifts, dine at one of Le Touquet’s excellent restaurants, or simply wander through this chic seaside town and soak up the festive atmosphere.

Return flights with Lyddair cost £149.94 adults, £138.54 children and £55.90 infants. Prices are based on an overnight stop, with scheduled departures from Lydd on Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th December and return flights on Sunday 7th, 14th, 21st December.

Flight time is just 15 minutes, with check-in only 45 minutes before departure – giving you more time to spend enjoying Le Touquet.

Accommodation is not included, but Lyddair’s reservations team can assist with hotel bookings, as well as provide restaurant recommendations.

If you really want to travel in style, why not charter your own aircraft to Le Touquet? It’s the perfect way for a small group of family or friends to enjoy Christmas shopping together – and it’s more affordable than you might think.

You’ll have your own aircraft and pilot, you can fly any day of the week, either for a day trip or overnight stop, and choose a departure time that suits – all from just £133.35 per person*.

For more information about scheduled and charter flights with Lyddair, call 01797 322207, email or visit To find out more about Christmas events and activities in Le Touquet, go to

Lydd Airport (also known as London Ashford Airport) is easily accessible from the M20 and 20 minutes’ drive from Ashford International Station, which offers high-speed rail services from London St Pancras in just 38 minutes.

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