Welcome to Comberton Twinning Association
Our village of Comberton (near Cambridge, UK) is twinned with the village of Le Vaudreuil, near Rouen in France.
The twinning charter invokes bonds of friendship between the people of Comberton and of Le Vaudreuil through reciprocal visits,
and says that the aim of the twinning is to develop co-operation and understanding between our two nations by fostering friendship between their people.
It's also great fun, and educational!
We are actively seeking new members to join the twinning, particularly families with children. See membership details and contacts below.
Photos of Le Vaudreuil
- Speaking French is NOT a requirement.
- Annual visits to and from our twin village in France - Le Vaudreuil, near Rouen.
- French are coming to Comberton for 27-29 October 2017.
- Next visit to France will be 8-10 June 2018.
- Subsidised travel by coach and Eurotunnel.
- Families with children particularly welcome.
- Annual subscription only £10, under 16s free.
- Fun social events such as a summer BBQ.
- Make new friends locally, and in France.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
See our page of Frequently Asked Questions, with answers.
Hot News - Dill seeds
In April 2017 we received a batch of packets of dill herb seeds (Aneth du Vaudreuil) These are being provided to asssociation members, with spares to pass on to neigbours or friends as publicity
and as a symbol of the continued relationship between the two villages. There is available for download and printing a short A5 handout (in English).
Next Visit by the French - Autumn 2017
The French will be coming to Comberton October 27 to 29th 2017. Families needed to be hosts. Details later.
Next Trip to France - Summer 2018
The next exchange will be 8-10 June 2018. The coach leaves Comberton in the afternoon, crosses the channel tunnel by shuttle, and on to Le Vaudreuil by late evening.
We are met by our hosts who take us off to their homes for the next two days. There will probably be a communal event (lunch or dinner) to help make and renew friendships.
We leave early Sunday afternoon by coach, arriving back in Comberton, usually about 10pm.
Membership costs only £10, with under-16s joining free. Costs for exchange visits are low, as the hosts provide accommodation and most meals.
In return there is an expectation that English families will host a French family for a future exchange visit. Please contact the chairman or secretary for more details, or to join.
|Chairman:||Paul Hardy - tel 263232, email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary:||Glynis Ellis - tel 262214|
|Webmaster:||Paul Hardy - email to email@example.com.|
More Photos of Le Vaudreuil and Exchanges
Click on any picture for bigger versions, and more photos.
Poster or Handout
A poster is available as a PDF file for printing, or as a JPG image. It is also available as a two on a page for an A5 handout.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM of Comberton Twinning Association is held at Comberton Village Hall
The exchange visit to France planned for April 2017 was cancelled due to low numbers and high costs for peak period travel, and being not long after previous vist in October.
The last exchange was the 28-30th October 2016, from Comberton to France, pausing in Boulogne for a vist to Nausicaa.
The previous exchange was a visit by the French from Le Vaudreuil to Comberton on 15-17th April 2016.
- February 2nd 2017 - Annual Dinner at Park Restaurant, CRC
- June 7th 2017 - AGM and Bring and Share Supper
- 6 July 2017 - BBQ evening at Manor Farm
- 18 November 2017 - Quiz evening at Village Hall
HistorySee the History page for information on the club origins and on past events.
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