The weekend of 1st & 2nd June 2019 saw Foxton families return to Montigny for the second time since the formation of the Foxton Twinning Association and our jumelage with Montigny in Normandy.
We were blessed with the most glorious weather and a welcome as warm and generous as that of the inaugural visit two years ago.
Our hosts had organised a morning visit to Fécamp with a guided visit to the Palais Bénédictine a magnificent gothic building, home to the production and history of the liqueur, Benedictine.
The visit was a fascinating insight into this unique concoction with both a museum and active distillery.
Of course, at the end of the tour, there was an opportunity for the adults to enjoy a sample and we know that quite a few bottles were brought back to Foxton to grace the drinks cabinet this Christmas!
After the tour, our hosts entertained us for the remainder of the day; some lunching in local restaurants, others picnicking on the beach and passing the time in the streets and shops of the lovely town of Fécamp.
Saturday evening provided an opportunity for all the twinning friends to get together at a fantastic soirée with all visitors, hosts and interested families in Montigny invited. There was lots of eager conversation as old friends reacquainted.
Sunday was a day with host families, and, now that the twinning is in its third year, our hosts take real enjoyment in sharing the delights of their little corner of France.
By the evening, it was time for a meet-up and drink in nearby Rouen and a chance to swap stories of adventures undertaken.
A few hardy souls who were staying until Monday had a tour of the local school in the morning before making the short trek home.