Twinning Trip to France

Dear Ashtead Resident

Triel sur SeineYou may not be aware but our community in Ashtead (along with Leatherhead) has been part of a twinning with the town of Triel-sur-Seine since 2004. Triel is a small town on the banks of the River Seine about 30km west of Paris, where we always get a warm welcome and enjoy exploring the area.

Every year we organise an exchange trip to Triel - either we travel to them for a long weekend or we invite them to the Leatherhead area to stay with us in our homes. There is a programme of visits and events planned for these weekends and a dinner dance on the last evening in a wonderful restaurant with a live band.

We still have spaces on the coach and would be delighted if anyone new wanted to join us for this trip - we're a friendly group of about 25 so far on the coach, so plenty of space for more!

We will travel out on Thursday 1 June and return on Sunday 4 June 2017. Accommodation will be with a French host family, most of whom speak very good English, so communication should not be a problem.

The cost of the weekend will be £190 per person (£130 for under 18s) and includes:

• Return coach travel from Leatherhead to Triel by ferry - fully air-conditioned 53-seater coach with toilet facilities
• Lunch in Amiens and a shopping trip to a French supermarket to stock up on cheese and wine
• A guided tour of the 17th century baroque chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, a stunning ‘mini-Versailles’ situated SE of Paris
• A trip to the royal town of St-Germain-en-Laye, with stylish shops and a magnificent view of western Paris
• Saturday evening dinner dance with live band at the ‘Coq au Vin’ restaurant on the banks of the Seine
• A stopover in Le Touquet for lunch on the return journey (lunch not included in cost)

If you would like to join us for this trip or would like further information, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will pass your enquiry on to Paula Hancock.

We look forward to hearing from you!