Our local French Twinning group was formed in 2013, when Alfriston officially twinned with the village of Veules-les-Roses in Seine Maritime, Normandy.
Veules-les-Roses is a beautiful village just down the coast from Dieppe, and is so well placed for our regular weekend visits.
Our aim is to foster as many links and friendships between our two communities as possible and maintain these for the future.
We organise trips to France and hold local events with a French flavour for members and non-members throughout the year.
We are not an exclusive group. Alfriston and Veules-les-Roses are our hubs, but both groups welcome members and supporters of all ages, from neighbouring areas. You don’t have to speak French, or be a host, but this of course can add to the fun.
If you are interested in supporting our group, if you want to enjoy new friendships on both sides of the Channel and be invited to all our events, social, cultural, gastronomic and sporty, just get in touch!
For further information:
Jean: Tel (01323) 890373, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A night of Christmassy
music, fun and Frenchness
with French Twinners
Our final event of 2018 will be a merry musical affair with a Christmas flavour. It will be a great evening of live entertainment with the ever popular chanteuse Lo Polidoro and her accordionist husband, Nigel Broderick of Fleur de Paris. They return to the Village Hall Alfriston on Saturday 1st December, with their new repertoire Chanson, Swing and the American Songbook.
Alfriston War Memorial Hall
Saturday 1st December 2018
Doors open 6.30pm
Cash bar, light snacks and raffle by the Twinning Group
To book tickets or other twinning information please call or email Jean or Sylvia - see flyer on left
Twinning News 2017
‘Bake Off’ has nothing on the baking skills within our Twinning Group! Absolutely nothing. We celebrated Epiphany in French style with some truly mouth watering, artistic, Galettes des Rois from various French regional recipes. My goodness they were good and within each galette a hidden fève, (a bean). About thirty of us gathered in the OCC for this French traditional occasion which celebrates the arrival of the three wise men in Bethlehem.
You may remember that the Mayor of Veules les Roses presented us with one of the French National symbols, a magnificent Gallic Rooster. This coq galois had pride of place on the central table and was surrounded by the freshly baked galettes. The first to discover a fève was to be the person awarded custody of the coq for the coming year. The safe hands of Mark Hurst was the winner!!
As we emerge from winter and the most welcome lengthening days, our thoughts and plans are turning to spring, summer, autumn, to meeting with our French friends and to trips across to Dieppe and along the Normandy coast.