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Wiveliscombe & District Twinning Assocation
  • Introduction

    Welcome to the Wiveliscombe & District Twinning Assocation website. Wiveliscombe has been twinned with Le Lion d'Angers in the Maine et Loire region of France for over 35 years. What started as an exchange between students from Kingsmead and the Secondary School in Le Lion d'Angers grew into a close friendship between the two towns, involving people of all ages from both sides of the channel.


    Once every 2 years, families, couples and individuals visit France for a 5 day trip, being hosted by a family in the picturesque town of Le Lion d'Angers. During every other year, the French visit Somerset, when families in Wivey and the surrounding area host our French guests.

  • May 2020 - Visit to Le Lion d'Angers

    Tuesday 26th - Sunday 31st May 2020


    In the Spring of 2020 we are looking forward to travelling across to visit our friends in Le Lion d'Angers. The dates have now been confirmed:


    Depart Wivey: Tuesday 26th May (afternoon)

    Arrive back in Wivey: Sunday 31st May (late evening)


    As usual, we will be hiring a coach to take us direct from Wiveliscombe to Le Lion d'Angers via ferry from Portsmouth. Places are now available to book (Adults £230, children £115), so please get in touch if you would like to join the group. Our trips to France are always great fun and a great opportunity to experience life in France, even if for just a few days.


    Are you interested in hosting a French family for future visits?

    We are always on the lookout for hosts in Wivey and the surrounding villages, so please get in touch if you would like to join in with the twinning experience (wiveliscombetwinning@gmail.com).