Wrea Green Twinning

Wrea Green Twinning Group   Saint Bris-le-Vineux is a small village of just over 1100 inhabitants situated in the Burgundy region of France, close to the town of Auxerre, about 175 km south-east of Paris. The history of Saint Bris dates back to Medieval era and the village shows much of this character.   The village is situated in a beautiful area of rolling hills with mature cherry orchards and vineyards which produce a fine variety of Burgundy wines. Many vineyards grow the Sauvignon grapes to make white wine under the Saint Bris label.   The Twinning Charter between our two villages was signed in 2005 and since then we have enjoyed many visits, and formed many new friendships which have grown stronger over the years.  Click here for our constitution: Constitution Issue 2   Since 2005, joint activities during the biennial visits have included:   Visits to Wrea Green:
  • Fish & Chip suppers,
  • English breakfasts,
  • Safari suppers, BBQ
  • Open gardens with afternoon tea
Visits to Saint Bris:
  • Wine tasting
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Visits to Auxerre, local historic sites
  • Exploring the wine caves
  • Long French lunches!
There is no age limit for getting involved with Twinning – you will always be made welcome whatever your contribution may be - from baking a cake on Field day to hosting some of our French guests!  whether you are single, a couple or have a young family, we are always looking to grow our Group. It’s a great  way to learn about French culture and even improve your language skills, and you don’t have to be a fluent speaker.
If you would like more information, or would like to get involved in any aspect of Twinning, we would love to hear from you. Contacts Mike Parker : deeandmike@btinternet.com Mike Cockrill : mike.cockrill@virginmedia.com   www.facebook.com/wreagreentwinning


WREA GREEN TWINNING GROUP After the successful visit of our St Bris friends to Wrea Green in 2016, this year, it's our turn to visit St Bris. If you're planning to join the fun in St Bris between 28th April and 1st May 2017 (Bank Holiday Monday) you should email Mike Parker using the address below. I don't know what our French friends will arrange, but the weekend will be filled with interesting activities, good food, lovely wine and convivial company.  You'll be surprised how easy it is to communicate, even if you don't speak French. We will be met at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on 28th April and transport will be arranged for the return flight too.  St Bris is about 2 hours drive from Paris.  We will arrange transport for the following flights: 1.    Manchester - Paris; Fly Be, BE3127 leaving Manchester 11.35 on Friday 28 April 2017 (Please note the recent time change) 2.    Paris - Manchester; Fly Be, BE3132 leaving CDG at 20:55 on Monday 1st May 2017. We will arrange transfers for these flights only.  You will be asked to pay a share of the airport transfers, but the rest of the weekend will be free.  Of course, if you join us, you are committing to inviting someone into your home in 2018. You can arrange your own travel if you like, and if you do, we look forward to seeing you in St Bris at around 5pm on Friday 28th April.  Please let me know so I can make sure you've somewhere to stay. Burgundy is so lovely in the Spring that you may want to extend your visit.  You don't have to take the transfers both ways.  Some of us will travel by car and others may fly out on the planned flight and stay in France after the visit to St Bris. IMPORTANT Please email Mike Parker NOW on deeandmike@btinternet.com to confirm that you're coming.  Please tell me everyone's name and the ages of those under 18, together with your method of transport.  I shall let St Bris know the list of those attending on Tuesday 31st January.  I'm looking forward to a great trip!

Mike Parker