ST TROPEZ was the first destination in the L’e Marquis portfolio.


We now have 10 more destination websites:


Our company policy is to only feature destinations where we have a deep knowledge, where we have a committed local partner and where we have the best local concierge and property managers to look after our clients. In the BEYOND section you will find a few examples of the properties that we are featuring on other Greek islands and some other beautiful destinations that you might be interested in.

We want our clients to have enough knowledge to feel that they are locals as soon as they arrive. We ensure that there are smart house books in all our properties, and with this and the valuable inside tips from our local people, our clients will feel that they have been visiting the destination for years.




  • Over 35 years’ experience in the luxury travel market
  • Deep knowledge of the destinations where we work
  • Super concierge service with all our property rentals
  • Welcome Bear, Books, and bottles of local wine included in all our property rentals
  • Complimentary wine included in many restaurants that we recommend



L’E MARQUIS Ltd is a private company, company number 09772447, with its registered address at 13a Chiltern Court, Asheridge road, Chesham, HP5 2PX. The company is registered for VAT, registration number 230 0395 53.

Edward Marquis – The Founder


Edward is the Founder and Director of the company and is based in the south of France. Edward has inspected every property that is featured in France and Italy, and looks after the management of the properties in the south of France.

Edward was born in Edinburgh and spent his early years in Scotland. He graduated in Russian and History from London University and went on to do a post graduate course in Book and Magazine production, and Business Management at the London College of Printing. His first appointment was as Export Manager for India for Penguin Books and he later moved on to become Asia sales manager, and set up the Penguin Books office in Hong Kong. During his 5 years at Penguin Edward visited most bookshops and universities between Istanbul and Tokyo.

The allure of travel got into his blood. He started his career in travel in conference, trade fair and event management, later moving into retail and leisure travel. He was one of the pioneers of the luxury villa rental market, initially contracting some of the first villas with pools in Tuscany over 30 years ago. He has worked for luxury villa rental companies in the USA, in the UK and in France, and has been involved in the luxury villa and concierge business in St Tropez for over 25 years.

Edward is a keen photographer and has taken many of the villa shots on this website. He is an ardent cricket follower, is an MCC member and has played at Lord’s himself. When he is not looking after clients, or inspecting new villas and destinations, he is probably at his happiest in one of the stands at Lord’s or having grilled fish and a bottle of local Rosé wine at one of St Tropez’s famous beach bars.

Edward can be found at

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Haider Mawji – Chief Finance Officer


L’e Marquis is advised by Haider Mawji. Haider is a tech-focused entrepreneurial CFO with 20 years of experience from Start-Ups to PLCs, with sector experience ranging from Travel and Tourism to Telecoms to Medical Technology.


Following an early career as a Chartered Accountant, Haider ran his own Telecommunications Company from 2002 to 2014,  providing international B2B and B2C telecoms services and growing revenue from £0 to £40m. He and his team launched the first UK MVNO with Three and then with Vodaphone.


More recently as a Fractional CFO with The CFO Centre, Haider has been directly involved in fund raises for a value in excess of £100m. These raises have been via Debt and/or Equity from numerous sources e.g. private placements, banks/institutions, PE/VC, family offices, and high net worths. He has also found savings of over £1m across multiple clients. Additionally, he has upgraded and developed multiple finance functions to make them fit for purpose, including timely and accurate MI and the ability to scale and grow internationally.


Since joining L’e Marquis in May 2022, Haider has professionalised and upgraded the finance function and is helping us to develop a strategic growth plan.

Haider lives in Hertfordshire with his wife, Melanie and their 3 children

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George Seatter – The Insurance Enforcer


George plays a vital role at L’e Marquis by ensuring that every property the company handles is fully ensured against any eventuality.

George has ben one of the UK’s leading private client insurance brokers for the past 15 years. He started with student specialist Endsleigh before joining Stackhouse Poland (SP) in 2002 to help them develop their national relationship with the wealth management company, St James Place.

George then created Green Park Insurance Services (GPIS) as a joint venture between SP and Mayfair based Alexander Associates Group in London. GPIS rapidly became on of the market leaders in providing tailored insurance – essentially a single policy covering household, motor and travel insurance, and, where applicable, yacht and private aviation.

This business was sold in September 2015 and George joined SPF Private Clients. SPF, (formerly Savills Private Finance), is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies, and George is currently working with them to develop their private client insurance business.

George cares passionately about the service he provides and appreciates that the true value of a high net worth insurance policy is only shown in the event of a claim.

Have a look at George’s profile on linked in:
Please contact him if you would like to evaluate the insurance policies that you have, and he will advise you if you are adequately and competitively covered.

George can be contacted on

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Q (and Bearmiles)


Q is everywhere. Q has inspected your property, Q will welcome you at your property, Q will come home with you if you love him. You may see him on the back of the shirts worn by our maids and chefs. You may spot him on one of his special ibo-Maraca Panama hats, or on the back of a T-shirt in St Tropez.  You will get him if you buy a Bomber jacket.

And Q created the Bearmiles loyalty programme. But these Bears are not stupid, they were not born yesterday: they are numbered limited edition Bears. They are a protected species. They realise that, if they were for sale, there would quickly be a worldwide Teddy Bear shortage. So the only thing that you cannot buy with Bearmiles is a Teddy Bear. Did I say “thing”?

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