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About the Twinning Association

The Colney Heath/Boissy sous St Yon Twinning Association was formed in 1982 to foster links between the villages of Colney Heath (near St Albans in Hertfordshire) and the two villages of Boissy sous St Yon and St Yon (located 20 miles south of Paris near the N20 road to Orléans).

The main activity of the association is an annual visit between the two villages. One year a party from Colney Heath visits Boissy and the next year our French friends visit us.

The visits take place over a weekend, usually at Easter or the bank holiday at the end of May. The party leaves by coach on the Friday morning, arriving at its destination in the late afternoon. If there is time, there may be a visit to some place of interest on the way.

Visitors stay with host families and usually go out with them on the Saturday. On Saturday evening everyone meets for a meal and social evening. On the Sunday, a coach trip is arranged for those who are interested. We have been to London, Cambridge and Oxford for example. The Sunday evening meal is taken with the host family and the coach departs on Monday morning.

During the year, the Association organises a programme of social events, the proceeds of which help to subsidise the bi-annual trip to France and hospitality for our French guests. We have dances, themed dinners, quiz nights, a family barbecue, plus other special events.

We are looking for new members all the time. This is a real opportunity to get to know France much better than you can as a tourist. No need to worry if you don't speak French, everyone seems to get by.

If you would like to join, contact one of the committee. Your first year's membership is FREE!

If you have any suggestions or comments about this website then please contact one of the committee

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