Welcome to the website of the

Fareham – Vannes Twinning Association. 

We report with great sadness the passing of

Charlie Childs in March 2020.

Charlie was a stalwart and enthusiastic advocate of the twinning between the table tennis players of Generation II and AJK Vannes.

You can read more on this page.

The Association AGM took place on 21st January 2022 at 1900 in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Fareham.

The minutes of the meeting will be distributed to members shortly.

New Programme for the Groupe de Conversation Française. The Group has begun meeting in person; see the Group page.

+ A message from Vannes :


The picture is of Mons in Belgium. There is more at Ouest-France website ; see the last paragraph.

The Association has received a letter of greetings from Pierre-Yves LeGuen who is the President of the Comité de Jumelage in Vannes. You can read it and our Chairman’s reply here.

The Fareham-Vannes Twinning Association sends it very best wishes to all our friends in Vannes and its environs in these difficult times. Stay Safe! Prenez soin de vous!

Our aim 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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