Friends of Triel

Leatherhead and District Twinning Association


Leatherhead & District was officially twinned with a small town in the North West of Paris called Triel-sur-Seine in 2004 following informal exchanges that had taken place on a regular basis since 1992. Every year there are exchanges between groups in our area and groups in Triel.

Friends of Triel

There is great enthusiasm in Triel to link up with local organisations over here - representatives from French churches, choral societies, football clubs, schools and a host of other organisations in Triel are keen to foster links with similar organisations in the Leatherhead area. The twinning committee would be delighted to hear from any local groups who would like to join the 'Friends of Triel'. On a more personal level, the welcome and hospitality encountered by the various groups who have visited Triel over the years is always warm and generous. The committee are keen to expand the membership of the 'Friends of Triel' and would welcome any individuals or families who would like to join as new members.

Twinning Exchange June 2017

Friends of Triel

The exchange to Triel will take place from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th June 2017 and includes a visit to the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte (pictured). To make the visit as affordable as possible we are asking for just £190 a person (with a discount for under 18s). This price is the same as in 2015. We will need at least 35 of us to join the trip to break even, so if numbers going do not reach our target then we will subsidise the visit from our reserves. Please book a place as soon as possible to simplify financial and accommodation planning. DO invite friends. Please pay the £8 subscription at the AGM or as soon as possible after the AGM either by cheque to Leatherhead and District Twinning Association or by bank transfer to our twinning account, 30-92-70, account number 01983584. If you have any queries please phone David on 01372 452845. Cheques can be posted to 17 Fife Way, Bookham, KT23 3PH.

If you would like to take part in the visit to Triel in 2017 please download and complete the booking form. Details of where to send it are included on the form.

Twinning Exchange May 2016

In May 2016 we hosted our friends from Triel. The itinerary can be downloaded here.

Twinning Exchange May 2015

From Thursday 28th May to Sunday 31st May 2015 we visited our friends in Triel. Our next visit will be in 2017

Twinning Exchange May 2014

In May 48 of our French friends came to Leatherhead by coach for the annual exchange. It was a hectic and enjoyable weekend which included a trip to Windsor Castle, a Civic Reception, visits to a local sculptor studio, Denbies and Box Hill all rounded off with a dinner dance at Tyrell"s Wood Golf Club, at which hosts and guests danced the night away together to the live band "Atlantis".

Other events during 2014 included a visit from seven young firemen from “L’Association Sportive des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Chanteloup-les-Vignes” who had cycled 450km from Triel to visit their counterparts at the Leatherhead Fire Station and a summer social which included a gentle game of boules and swingball followed by tea and cakes.