Thousands of tourists flock to the seaside resort of Berck-sur-Mer and its surroundings for its coast and wealth of activities. From footpaths to national sports and cultural events, experience everything the Opal Coast has to offer during your stay in hospital.


The Opal Coast’s wide open spaces are ideal for strolling from the forest to the sand dunes via the seafront esplanade. We can recommend several walks close to our centre as part of your rehabilitation or visit.

(View some examples of walks)



The seaside is a jewel in our region’s crown and provides total rest and relaxation. Whether it be for your rehabilitation or stay, the sea air will help you unwind and ease the stress of staying in the hospital. We strongly recommend you experience the benefits and range of seaside activities.

(Explore the seaside)


Soak-up your surroundings...

The Fondation Hopale recommends you explore the town of Berck sur Mer and its surroundings, especially the town of Touquet-Paris-Plage. This swanky little town attracts stars and tourists to the Opal Coast and will whisk you away into one of the area’s most stunning settings (just 10 minutes from our centres).

Must-see events (Sport and culture)

The Opal Coast hosts a multitude of famous French and international events. Here are some that you simply cannot miss during your stay at our centres.

  • Les Cerfs Volants: Europe’s biggest kite competition (Berck sur Mer - April)
  • L’enduropale: Europe’s biggest motocross beach race (Touquet - January)
  • Le Beach Cross: motocross beach race (Berck sur Mer - October)
  • La Frapadingue: obstacle course with over 10,000 entrants (Montreuil - September)
  • Le Figra: Interactive news report festival (Touquet - March)
  • Les Pianos folies: major cultural entertainment festival (Touquet - August)
  • Le Bike & Run: major biathlon (Touquet - October)
  • And more...


There are a wide range of theme parks near to our centres so you can let your hair down and have family time. They are open to all ages. Find out more in a click:

AGORA (Berck sur mer / near to the hospital)

AGORA is a leisure centre which welcomes almost 250,000 visitors by year. There’s lot of things to do at the centre on the Berck sur Mer :

  • Outdoor: Kiting, Sand Yachting, Kid’s Beach Club, Horse Riding.
  • Indoor: Swimming Pool, Bowling, Play Area, Pirate Islands, Shops and Restaurant.


Bagatelle (Berck sur mer / near to the hospital)

Over 260,000 visitors flock to Bagatelle theme park every year. It is famous for being one of the best in France so take all the family for a fun-filled day out in Baggy’s world. Children and adults alike love the water shows, roller coasters and family attractions.


Aqualud and Aquaclub Belle Dune (15 minutes from the hospital)

Both centres provide a range of water sports for children, families and adrenaline junkies. Cool off in a deckchair by the pool, on the water slides and rapid river at both these centres when the summer hots up.


Nausicaa (Boulogne sur mer / 40 minutes from the hospital)

Nausicaa is the biggest sealife centre in Nord Pas-de-Calais. Over 600,000 visitors per year come here to see rare species from the deep sea such as the wolf eel, giant Pacific octopus and the king of the ocean, the shark. It is also home to mammals such as turtles, sea lions and more. Have a day to remember for all the family here.

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