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”
A group of 48 young people from Annecy were welcomed to Cheltenham last Friday by former Mayor of Cheltenham, Cllr Bernard Fisher. The students are in town for 3 weeks, staying with host families and attending the International Summer School run by Gloucestershire College.
ERICA, a rock pop band from Winchcombe, were selected by the Cheltenham Twinning Association to play at the Fete de la Musique in Annecy as part of France’s national day of music on Friday 21 June. They were bid bon voyage by the Mayor of Cheltenham.
These posts have now been filled. Watch out for next year! 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”
Four Blue Badge Tourist Guides, who regularly guide visitors around Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, were recently hosted by the Annecy Tourist guides. Jane Handoll, Mary Moxham, Kay Thorpe and Mary Badger were met by the President of the Annecy Tourist Guides Association, Anne Pellas and other members, who accompanied them on a full programmeContinue reading “Tour Guides discover Annecy”
From 14-16 September a delegation from Cheltenham was invited to Annecy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the crashing of a British bomber on the Pont de Tasset, near Annecy. The delegation was led by the chair of Twinning and a former Mayor, together with representatives from the Cheltenham Branch of the Royal British LegionContinue reading “Cheltenham Remembers Servicemen in Annecy”
From 3-6 August 2018 a small delegation of 3 people accompanied the mayor to Annecy, when Annecy invited representatives from all of their twin towns for their annual Fete du Lac spectacle. Interesting talks, networking and forging new links were all hot on the agenda as the future of Europe and the importance of maintainingContinue reading “Annecy, Cheltenham, Bayreuth and Vicenza – Europeans Together”