As interesting architecturally as it is historically, this Tudor-style chateau is steeped in history on both sides of the English Channel.
Between Calais and Le Touquet, the Château d'Hardelot stands at the crossroads of the French and British cultures. Behind its characteristic 19th-century architecture and interior is a rich and intriguing history, with previous guests ranging from Henry VIII to Charles Dickens. Since the castle was first built in the 12th-century, it has functioned as a leisure resort, a nunnery and a farm, to name but a few.
Throughout the year the site comes to life with various events such as the Medieval Spring, the Midsummer Festival and the Summer Season, whilst an extensive, year-round programme - hosted on-site at The Cultural Center of the Entente Cordiale - honours the shared history between the English and the French.