Twinning – and how we do it in Downham Market

A description of the twinning arrangements in Downham Market

Downham is twinned with Civray, a small, attractive town south of Poitiers on the River Charente. It is about 12 hours drive from Calais. Twinning began 29 years ago and focuses on visits between the towns: a group of 40-50 people, young and old, go to Civray in August one year, with a similar visit to Downham from Civray the following year. Each visit lasts about 8 days; about half that time is taken up by planned trips or events, with the rest of the time being spent with the host family who make their own arrangements for your entertainment.

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