9km from the coast lies Marquise, population 5,000, with its attractive central square containing the town hall, a butcher, baker, pharmacy, florist, shoe shop, hairdresser, small supermarket, bars and banks, to name but a few. There are three major supermarkets in and around the town. It’s an active little town and on Thursday mornings, the market can be found in the town square and its adjoining streets. Do please let us know of your own preferences.

Places to Eat

Café des Arts, main square Marquise. 8.00 - 22.00 Tues - Sun.
A café bar bistro where Mickey, the friendly proprietor speaks some English. A simple menu of good food. In fine weather you can sit out on the pavement and watch the world go past.
Tel: +33 321 92 88 56
Entre Terre et Mer, Places des Activités Deux Caps, Marquise
The exterior is not inviting but the food is of good quality, with several inexpensive set menus to choose from. Usually busy with locals. Only open lunchtimes.
Tel : +33 321 32 33 82
La Mijotière, 86 Rue Jean Jaures, Marquise
Whilst our one experience here was not that great, it does seem to have attracted many positive TripAdvisor reviews.
Tel: +33 983 26 22 35
Estaminet Saint-Eloi, Bazinghen
This attractive looking “estaminet” is in the hamlet of Bazinghen, at the top of a hill in beautiful rolling countryside towards the coast. 5 minutes out of Marquise.
Tel: +33 321 30 15 41
La Petite Brocante, Wimille
Good food in this charming 18th century stone building.
Tel: +33 321 32 87 65

Places to Stay

Château de Quenoeuille
This magnificent looking Palladian fronted hotel dates from 1832 and is sited 2 km to the west of Marquise. Peaceful and set in several acres, this building was taken over by the Germans during WW2 and has served as a hospital. However owing to the place’s chequered life, this is not a de luxe hotel. You should get a peaceful night’s sleep but the place does need some TLC. But with prices starting at 59€ for a double room, it offers good value.
Tel: +33 321 99 57 47
Le Château de la Marine, Wimille
A charming luxurious chambre d’hotes with just 4 bedrooms.
Tel: +33 321 99 80 33
La Ferme du Vert, Wierre Effroy (5km from Marquise)
This place has been running for many years with a good solid reputation for its food and for the attractive setting and warmth of reception.
Tel: +33 321 87 67 00
Le Beaucamp at Wierre Effroy
A B&B with 5 rooms in a fine château-like house.
Tel: +33 321 30 56 13

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