Welcome to the website of the Fareham – Vannes Twinning Association. 


  • Conversation Group will be moving to a new venue on Tuesday 4 July  – the lounge at Holy Trinity Church 132 West Street Fareham PO16 0EL as attendance has grown substantially this year.
    This is better in other ways too: it has comfortable seating for 20, accessible facilities and the option to use the kitchen to make a drink.  Town centre car parking is free after 6pm and as the few spaces immediately outside the church door are for loading/unloading or by permit only, we need to use a public car park –  Trinity Street or Western Road car parks are only a few minutes walk away; the grassed area behind Holy Trinity leads directly onto Western Road.
    Meetings will continue to be 7.30 to 9.00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month and our last meeting at Titchfield will be on Tuesday 22 June.
  • New Programme for the Groupe de Conversation Française. See the Group Page

The aim of FVTA is to  help citizens and organisations in Fareham and Vannes to conduct cultural exchange visits. We assist in liaison between Fareham and Vannes organisations, and we conduct a French Conversation Group.

On espère que nos amis Vannetais trouveront de l’intérêt à ce site. Si vous avez des informations sur Vannes qui peuvent aider les citoyens de Fareham à mieux apprécier Vannes, nous serions heureux de les recevoir. S.V.P. utilisez le formulaire de contact. Merci.

Vannes is a medium-sized town in Brittany, NW France. It lies at the head of an ‘inland’ sea, the Gulf of Morbihan. The whole area is rich in maritime traditions.

Vannes Saturday Market

Exchange visits currently take place between sailing clubs, musicians, doctors, table-tennis players, as well as groups of individuals drawn from each town’s conversation groups. Some exchanges take place at a more formal level involving each town’s councillors. On the ‘how twinning works’ page you can read about members’ experiences of twinning with Vannes, and how to join in.

The Association is always on the lookout for new opportunities for twinning with Vannes. If your group thinks it might wish to meet and share with like-minded folk in Vannes, do get in touch with one of our Officers or use our contact form.

2016 was the 50th anniversary of Fareham – Vannes twinning. A party of Vannes civic officials and citizens visited Fareham in the period 10th – 14th September to participate in the anniversary. Here’s what happened . . . .

If you would like to brush-up or try-out your French prior to an exchange visit, our French Conversation Group meets twice each month in Titchfield.

The Association is run by a Committee of Officers.

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