Visitors cement links with Vitry-sur-Seine

Members of Burnley Twinning Association enjoyed some French hospitality and culture in the twin town of Vitry-sur-Seine.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 6:15 pm
FRENCH FRIENDS: Members of Burnley Twinning Association in France

The group of 24 stayed at the homes of their French counterparts during a five day visit.

A full programme had been arranged including visits to The Opera Garnier in Paris, a walking tour of the Marais District, with opportunities to visit the house of Victor Hugo, author of “Les Miserables”, and the Picasso Museum.

A day was spent in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise where Vincent Van Gogh painted 70 of his works, and where he died aged 37.

Kay Smith, secretary of Burnley Twinning Association, said: “Some members enjoyed a sunny day at the chateau and gardens of Vaux le Vicomte while others viewed Montmarte and Sacre Coeur in Paris.

“During the evenings there was singing in French and English, dancing and again enjoying the varied food and wine of France.

“For three new members it was their first visit to Vitry and words like ‘amazing’, ‘fantastic’, ‘real warmth and welcome’ showed how much they enjoyed and appreciated their time in Vitry.”