Friends of Marcq-en-Baroeul

Pitzhanger Manor

The purpose of our Association is to promote and foster friendship between the people of Ealing and Marcq-en-Baroeul, a commune in Lille Métropole in the Hauts-de-France region of Northern France. Our counterpart in Marcq-en-Baroeul is Les Amis d’Ealing.

More commonly known as “Friends of Marcq”, the Friends of Marcq-en-Baroeul was founded in 1987. Since 1991 it has been Ealing’s official French twinning association, when the relationship was formalised by the signing of a declaration by the mayors of the two councils.

As well as organising activities this side of the Channel for Friends of Marcq that range from a summer boules competition and French Scrabble sessions to French classes for members, our association also works with Les Amis d’Ealing to arrange shared events such as an annual picnic that takes place in alternate years in France and England.

Cultural weekends and walking weekends add variety to the mix of opportunities for members in Ealing to get to know and understand France and the French rather better, as well as for our friends in France to get to know us.

We have a joint Les Amis d’Ealing and Friends of Marcq Facebook page. Click on the Facebook icon to view it and contribute if you wish.

Membership ↗

Annual membership is only £15 (£20 for families).

Please join today.

2024 Diary

We have numerous events planned for the 2024 season.

Find out what may be of interest to you.

Newsletters ↗

See what our members have been up to in recent months. View photographs of the latest “Intensive French” course held in Marcq-en-Baroeul in May and the latest “Intensive English” course held in Ealing in March.