Palais de Congrès

Historic Building in Le Touquet

Nowadays this 1913-built beauty is Le Touquet's Palais de Congrès (convention centre), but in the town's early-20th-century golden era it was the high-rolling Casino de la Forêt, which served as the inspiration for the fictional Royale-les-Eaux casino in Ian Fleming's inaugural James Bond novel, Casino Royale. The original casino is long gone, but the convention centre has a gambling area with slot machines and table games.

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