Tenterden the Jewel of the Weald

Tenterden & District Twinning Association

Further Information

For further information and future Twinning activities please contact:
Chairman: Judy Turk
Tel: 01233 860450 
Email: plumptonclark@btinternet.com
Secretary: Suzanne Tiltman
Tel: 01233 770777
Email: suzanne.tiltman@gmail.com

 

Tenterden ~ Avallon

Tenterden is twinned with Avallon in Burgundy, France. The Twinning Association was formed in 1989, following the signing of the Twinning Charter between the Town Councils of Tenterden and Avallon.

 

Aims

Our aims are to promote and organise exchanges of residents and friends between Tenterden and Avallon and to encourage commerce and friendship within and between townspeople. We organise exchange visits generally on a biennial basis, a party from Avallon coming to Tenterden one year, hosted by members of the Tenterden & District Twinning Association (TDTA) and a return visit to Avallon the following year.

Membership is open to residents of Tenterden and the surrounding area.

 

Language

Knowledge of French is not essential. However, the effort to speak their language will be welcomed by the people of Avallon. If you wish to improve your French, there is a discussion group,www.LearnRealFrench.co.uk which meets in Tenterden on Tuesday evening.  The Weald U3A also has a group for its members.

 

Avallon

Perched on rocky granite and surrounded by terraced gardens, the City of Avallon is located in the heart of Burgundy and dominates the Cousin Valley. The 15th century clock tower opens its doors to the historic area of the City with its ancient houses, towers, bastions and watchtowers while the collegiate church of Sainte-Lazarre reflects the architecture of the 12th century with its two Romanesque doorways and twisted columns. The Cousin Valley and the Morvan Park which surrounds Avallon had mills and tanneries still operating until the 20th century.

 

2015 Avallon visit to Tenterden

Avallon visit to Tenterden 22-25 May 2015

 

2014 Tenterden visit to Avallon

Trip to Avallon, Friday, 23rd May to Monday, 26th May 2014.

 

2013 Avallon trip to Tenterden

Some lovely photos from the 2013 Twinning visit of Avallon to Tenterden

 

2012 trip to Avallon

Have a look at some wonderful photos of our trip to Avallon which were taken by our coach driver Chris Lee. Also see our report from the trip www.tenterdentown.co.uk/news/tenterden-twinning-trip-to-avallon

 

New Members

New Members of TDTA are most welcome. Membership per annum:

£5.00 per adult, children under 16 £2.50 each

 

En français

Nous aimerions dire bonjour à nos amis Français. Si vous n’avez pas encore visité Tenterden on vous invite à voir notre belle ville sur notre site où nous avons mis de belles photos de notre coin.  Nous espérons vous voir un jour chez nous avec d’autres membres du jumelage. Quant au jumelage, une année les Français viennent héberger dans des familles ou des individus chez nous et l’année suivante les Anglais vont en France. La ville qui reçoit organise un programme de visites et de divertissements pendant le séjour qui dure un long weekend. Si vous ne parlez pas l’anglais ça ne pose pas de problème parce que nous avons des membres français ou d’autres qui parlent très bien la langue. Nous voudrions bien vous faire la connaissance un jour et merci pour avoir fait une visite de notre site.

 

Avallon Tourist Office

6 Rue Bocquillot, 89200 Avallon, France
Email: avallon.ofsi@wanadoo.fr
Web: www.avallon-tourisme.fr
Town map: Discovering the old town of Avallon

 

Avallon Town Hall

Web: www.ville-avallon.fr

Tenterden

Tenterden

Avallon

Avallon - Saint-Lazare

Avallon - Saint-Lazare

Avallon - Ramparts

Avallon - Ramparts

Tenterden visit to Avallon

Tenterden visit to Avallon

Visit to Avallon

Visit to Avallon
Judy and Bob dancing

Noelle & Nicole enjoy English hospitality

Noelle & Nicole enjoy English hospitality

Meeting the Hooden Horse

Meeting the Hooden Horse

Wine Tasting at Liquid Pleasure 2011

Wine Tasting at Liquid Pleasure 2011