Penryn and District Twinning Association

Penryn is twinned with the town of Audierne in France.Set up in 1973, the twinning between Penryn and Audierne is one of the longest established in Cornwall.

Audierne lies in the far west of Brittany about 20 miles west of Quimper. Situated at the mouth of the River Goyen it was once a busy fishing port but today the harbour is predominately a yacht marina. Shops and cafés border two sides of the harbour and a busy market is held each Saturday morning. At the southern end of the town, facing AudierneBayand the Atlantic Ocean, are fine sandy beaches. The Allée de Penryn is a footpath named in honour of the twinning link. This wide level path runs alongside the River Goyen and leads eventually to the small town of Pont Croix.

The Twinning Association aims to foster and develop links of friendship and understanding between the two towns and their surrounding areas. This is mainly achieved by encouraging cultural and social exchange visits which take place annually; a group from Penryn visiting Audierne one year and guests from Audierne visiting Penryn the following year. Exchanges between business organisations, sporting clubs and schools have also taken place over the years.

New members are very welcome. An ability to speak French is not essential. If you are interested and would like further information please contact the secretary of the twinning association on [email protected]  


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