Visited Le Touquet on 03/09/2012 direct from Neherthorpe (EGNF) on or 5 day trip taking in Le Touquet, La Rochelle and Jersey. The aircraft was G-ROLY, a C172 based at Netherthorpe. The flight was glorious all the way to the channel and then the cloud rolled in. Got down back to VMC but it was a bit murky near the French coast. The airfield was very easy to find and we joined right base for runway 32. Very quiet at the airport with only a couple of visible aircraft including another 172 who has been stranded all night due to the low cloud. Parked on the large apron and went to the terminal. Lots of bikes for hire. We were met with a very friendly welcome and I asked for the aircraft to be filled back to the top. This was done while we away enjoying the lovely town. The desk arranged a taxi for us with Allo Creton Taxi, Mr Yannick CRETON, the happiest man on earth. Only a short drive to the town and to our hotel Bristol, around 10 euros in the taxi. On our return the next morning the airfield was covered in fog and low cloud. We had to wait a couple of hours for it to start to break for our trip to La Rochelle. ATC very helpful as was the service desk allowing me to phone the AFPEx helpdesk. A computer is present for planning and checking weather but I had my laptop and they offer free wi fi too. Cannot wait to return, what a delight and how all airports should be. Liam Sandie
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