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The Scoriton & Buckfastleigh Twinning Association is dedicated to forging links with our French counterparts in Fontaine-Henry, Normandy.

The Twinning has been running for over 40 years. During that time, we have developed very close ties with our Norman friends.  

It is a unique opportunity to experience French family life first-hand, and to gain insights into each other's cultures.  

The association is open to anyone in the local area.

Scoriton and Buckfastleigh Twinning Association at a glance:

  • We are twinned with Fontaine-Henry in Normandy, a village situated between Caen and the D-Day beaches
  • We are keen to promote understanding and friendship between the two communities
  • We meet up for a long weekend once a year, alternating between Devon and Normandy
  • When in Normandy we are hosted by a French family and then entertain the same family when they visit Devon.
  • In subsequent years we are paired with other families so we get to know everyone.   
  • We run fun events throughout the year for our twinning members

What our twinning can offer you…

  • A chance to build lasting friendships with our French friends
  • A chance to experience life in a French family – language is no barrier!
  • A chance to practise French in a natural situation –  ideal for schoolchildren
  • A chance to socialise with the local Devon twinners
  • A chance to represent the Scoriton and Buckfastleigh community in France

Like to find out more? 

Email us at  or call 01364 642008 

Everyone welcome!