When do you eat cheese?

cheese02Our friends from France seem to prefer to eat cheese during a meal between courses. We Brits, on the other hand, tend to favour having our cheese after the desert course.

This is just one of the cultural differences between the French and the English.

Learning about each other’s cultures is just one of the benefits of belonging to a twinning association.  More important, however, is making friends with families from across the English Channel. 

Every other year, members of Panfield Twinning Association travel to the small French community of St.Symphorien-le-Chateau (view map here) for a long weekend where we always receive an extremely warm welcome.  Visits and social events are laid on for us by our host families and we have a lot of fun.


Twinning is for all ages. You also don’t have to be proficient at speaking French – a few words and a phrase book work wonders. It is totally informal – not linked with the Council in anyway.

 If you would like to know more about Twinning, please contact our Secretary Karen Stubbs on 01376 322017

Future Events

To attend any of the Twinning Association events, you do not have to be a member.