On 5 October 2022, a group of 33 citizens from Cheltenham set off on a week-long trip to the twin town of Annecy, France, to see the Descente des Alpages, a traditional folklore day when the animals parade through the old town of Annecy to mark the descent from the higher pastures to the lower for the winter.
In Annecy the group enjoyed a walking tour of the town, a boat trip on the lake and an official reception with the Deputy Mayor of Annecy. There was plenty of time to enjoy the local delights of the region and to take in the beauty of our twin town.
Twinning committee representatives met with their counterparts and discussed future potential projects and exchanges in the wake of the pandemic lull. Common themes centred around engaging young people in environmental and climate emergency initiatives and sporting events.