Fancy visiting Cheltenham’s beautiful twin town of Annecy? The Twinning Association is organising a seven day trip in October this year with stops enroute in Ypres and Bruges. Spend five full days in this delightful town by the lake in the foothills of the Alps and explore the Old Town, known as Little Venice, withContinue reading “Visit to Annecy – DEADLINE extended”
Annecy bridge clubs invited Cheltenham Bridge Club to participate in a teams’ match online on 28 October 2021. The event was a huge success and each town entered 14 teams of four into the competition. 112 bridge players enjoyed a friendly and fun evening. We were lucky that the online platform RealBridge gave us theContinue reading “Online Bridge with Annecy”
As part of Cheltenham Heritage Open Day 2021 events, Cheltenham Twinning Association gave a talk on the edible delights of our twin towns on Thursday 16 September. Below is the slide presentation that accommpanied the talk.
See our presentation on the current and future proposals for twinning activities with our twin towns. Presented to Twinning Association Friends in February 2020.
This visit has now been postponed to October 2022 – details will be published later in 2021. Cheltenham Twinning Association is organising a visit to its French twin town of Annecy, for local residents and people interested in twinning. The trip will take place from 7-14 October 2020 to coincide with the ‘Retour des Alpages’Continue reading “Visit to Annecy”
THE DEADLINE HAS NOW PAST – PLEASE TRY US AGAIN IN 2021 Our French twin town of Annecy has a number of interesting work placement opportunities available this summer for young people aged 18-30 from Cheltenham and local area. A summary of the positions available can be seen here. Most are for a 4 week duration. Continue reading “Summer Work Placements in Annecy”
The Retour des Alpages (Return from the mountain pastures) took place on 12 October this year and a group from Cheltenham were in Annecy to see this wonderful traditional spectacle. This vibrant Annecy festival is one of the highlights of the Annecy year attracting many, many thousands of visitors from allContinue reading “Annecy’s Retour des Alpages 2019”
Written by Sophia Malden 11S1 At the ungodly hour of 4am, 11 year 10s from Balcarras School embarked on a challenging yet incredible opportunity – to spend a week living with a French family in Cheltenham’s twin town, Annecy. After our flight, we arrived in Geneva airport and travelled through the mountains, across the SwissContinue reading “Homestay in Annecy”
We have been and continue to be very busy with twinning this year. Please take a look at what has been happening here and if you wish to be involved in our busy twinning programme, take a group to one of our twin towns or have ideas for future activities please contact the Twinning Officer.
Annecy work placement students Elise Collon and Mathis Lecry joined the Mayor and his wife for afternoon tea in the Mayor’s Parlour. Elise and Mathis have spent the month of August in Cheltenham, Elise working at the Cheltenham Trust and helping with Parklives and children’s workshops and Mathis working at the many community events thatContinue reading “Tea with the Mayor”