Cricklade is twinned with Sucé-sur-Erdre (Sucé for short), which is just a few miles north of Nantes on the river Erdre. The Twinning was agreed between the towns in 1989 with visits each way that year. The Charter was signed in 1990, since that year every year an exchange has taken place between Cricklade and Sucé, on even years Sucé come to Cricklade on odd years Cricklade goes to Sucé.
Wikipedia says "Twin towns are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. The modern concept of town twinning, conceived after the Second World War in 1947, was intended to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and between former foes as an act of peace and reconciliation and to encourage trade and tourism."
You don't need to speak French to participate. We focus on the social and cultural aspects. Every year people leave either Sucé or Cricklade to experience life with a family in the other town for a few days - the exchange.
The Cricklade end is organised by the Cricklade Twinning Association and Sucé is organised by the Comité de Jumelage de Sucé-Sur-Erdre.
To see more about Sucé go to the Sucé-sur-Erdre tab
To see more about Cricklade go to the Cricklade tab
You can see more about our exchanges over the past nearly thirty years here
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