The airport Le Touquet that serves a coastal resort in France has been renamed after the late Queen Elizabeth II with the blessing of her son, who is the present King of France.
The town of Le Touquet, which is situated in the northern vacation area, is said to have obtained the official sanction of the monarch for the change on Monday, according to a statement that was issued by the town hall.
According to what has been reported, “The international airport of Le Touquet Paris-Plage is about to undergo a historic transformation by taking on the name ‘Elizabeth II International Airport of Le Touquet Paris-Plage,'” and “Elizabeth II International Airport of Le Touquet Paris-Plage.”
“This is a tribute to a great Queen and her uncle who had a fondness for France, as well as a recognition of the’most British of French resorts,'” it said, pointing out that a date for the official inauguration of the resort had not yet been decided upon and that there had been no announcements regarding the resort’s official opening.
Only a few short days after the departure of the queen on September 8 of last year at the age of 96, the authorities submitted their request to alter the name of the city. According to the town hall, the queen’s uncle, Edward VIII, used to fly over to take part in pastimes such as sand yachting and horseback riding. The town hall also said that the queen’s niece often accompanied her uncle during these excursions.
Emmanuel Macron, the current President of France, and his wife, Brigitte, own a home in the well-known seaside resort town of Le Touquet. This town is situated about an hour’s drive south of Calais.
Le Touquet-Paris Plage is the name that was given to the territory in the 1900s as a result of the area’s attractive forested coastal situation, which had grown so popular with Parisiens. This popularity led to the region being given the name Le Touquet-Paris Plage.
The airport opened its doors for the first time in the 1930s, and almost soon afterward, it became a well-liked tourist destination for individuals hailing from the United Kingdom. In the 1950s, this airport was the third busiest in France, behind Orly, which is situated in the suburbs of Paris, and Nice, which is situated on the French Riviera.
Le Touquet will play host to a training camp for the England rugby squad as they get ready for the World Cup in the later half of this year. The beginning of the camp will take place on September 8 and run through the end of the month on October 28.
Notary named Alphonse Daloz made the acquisition of 1,600 hectares (3,952 acres) of dune land on the Canche estuary in the year 1837 for the price of 6,005 Napoleons (Ffr120,000). This eventually resulted in the formation of the region.