Twinned With Libourne for Over 40 Years

We are a friendly group of local residents who meet regularly. We participate in social events and exchange visits to Libourne in south west France. Our aim is to foster good relationships with our French neighbours and promote a greater cultural awareness - a real entente cordiale.

Keynsham (population 16,000) is midway between Bristol and Bath, on the confluence of the Rivers Avon & Chew. It is about 2 hours by train from London. Libourne (population 22,500) on the River Dordogne is 38km from Bordeaux and is surrounded by miles of vineyards, the backbone of the economy. It has an ancient Town Hall & mediaeval centre with modern shops inside the old stone buildings but the suburbs are modern. Paris is about 3 hours away by TGV.

Why Choose Twinning?

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40 Years Of Twinning

In 2017 Keynsham and Libourne celebrate 40 years since the two towns were first linked through a twinning charter. To commemorate the event Keynsham will be hosting the people from Libourne in June, and a full programme of events is currently being developed. This will include live music events as part of Keynsham Music Festival, coach and boat trips, games, free time for the visitors to spend with their host families, as well as some formal events marking this important milestone.

Where is Keynsham, UK ?

Where is Libourne, France ?