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:
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. NEW MEMBERS ARE VERY WELCOME!
Mike Parker : [email protected]
Mike Cockrill : [email protected]
Here is the latest news from Wrea Green Twinning Group:-
With all the issues surrounding Coronavirus over the last couple of years and the restrictions imposed on travelers, Twinning has been the last thing on all our minds. However, now that travel restrictions have started to ease and borders are starting to open up again, we have started to discuss the next French visit to Wrea Green. This is the one that should have taken place over Easter 2019. We have agreed that the next visit will be
8th – 11th July 2022
As you have either been involved with Twinning in the past, or shown an interest in the group, we would love you to get involved in next summers visit!
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, either by phone or email if you’d like to know more.
We also need to organize an AGM as we didn’t have one last year due to being in lockdown. There is very little to report but we have arranged a brief AGM to be held on Tuesday 9th November at 3pm in the front room of the Grapes. It would be great to see you there!
Please give me a call on 07990 882319 if you want to have a chat about this.
Secretary, Wrea Green Twinning Group
There are currently 7 serving members on the Twinning Committee and the officials are:-
Chairperson Davina Parker [email protected]
Treasurer Christine Bradbrook [email protected]
Secretary Jacky Draper [email protected]
Please do not hesitate to contact any of us should you have any questions or concerns or if you wish to become more actively involved in the Twinning Group. We are always on the lookout for new people to become involved.
We are sending this e-mail to you because you have supported the Twinning Group in the past or because you have recently expressed an interest. If you do not want to receive any further communication from us, please let me know by email.
Wrea Green Twinning Group