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Marquise Town hall

Marquise town centre

The town of Marquise Northern France




The town of Marquise is about 25 mins drive form the ferry port of Calais. If you leave Calais on the A16 towards Abbeville take the exit at junction 7 for Marquise. The town has a large square with plenty of parking where you can walk round the small shops.

It also has 2 large hypermarkets which sell a good range of products plus cheaper petrol / diesel. If you come over to France from the UK for the day it is worth travelling the few extra miles. The prices are much cheaper than Calais.

Marquise


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Town centre


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We stayed 3 miles outside the town at the village of Wierre Effroy

This location makes a good base to see the area. A good place to visit from Marquise is the museum of marble and geology. It is just up the road at Rinxent. You can see some great old fossils from the Boulogne region and the marble quarry.

You can also visit the fortress of Mimoyecques the V3 rocket base from WWll. It is close to the village of Landrethun Le Nord. If it is raining you can go to the Cite of Europe shopping centre just up the A16

The main street


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Update

We are back in Marquise to do our Christmas shopping we have been lucky with the weather.Snow fell the week before we got here and it started snowing on the day we left.

We had a successful shopping trip as you can see in the photo below.We also had 3 cool bags and a fridge plus 4 chairs.The food is so good here in France you have to take back as much as you can.We also visited the Christmas Market at Boulogne which is about 5 miles away

Marquise shopping trip

The out of town shopping centre in the photo below is just a few miles from Marquise.The Auchan supermarket is very good both on price and range of goods.It is on junction 31 off the A16 motorway

Auchan supermarket

Auchan supermarket

Auchan supermarket


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Hotel Le Guindal

Discover all that Marquise has to offer with Hotel Le Guindal as a base.

The Hotel Le Guindal boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service.

Each guestroom has non smoking rooms, television, bathtub, shower, mini bar.This Marquise accommodation contains all of the facilities and conveniences you would expect from a hotel in its class

Hotel Restaurant Le Guindal Marquise



A drive through Marquise

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