Rochdale Friends of Tourcoing is a friendly, social, family orientated group which has twinned with Tourcoing in Northern France since 1966.

Our exchange visits with Les Amis de Rochdale are in alternate years, usually April or May. The visits are about fun and friendship and afford everyone a unique opportunity to experience each others customs, cultures and language. Visits last 4-5 days when we welcome our guests into our homes and have a programme of events and visits to entertain the joint groups.

Many of our families have made long lasting and rewarding friendships with their French families and some now involve three generations.

There is no obligation to accommodate a French family on their visit to Rochdale but twinning is a little infectious and you may wish to do so. Not all members speak French so don't worry about the language. Communicating is never a problem.

We are self funding and throughout the year we have social and fundraising events to help pay for the exchanges.

We have 7 general meetings each year when we exchange information, plan for visits and often have a guest speaker.

Friends of Tourcoing Chairman Mike Dobavand

Message from Chairman Ryan

On behalf of all our members welcome to the web site we are a Twinning group between Rochdale and Tourcoing in the north of France. The Association is based on social, cultural and benevolent values between the two towns.

This website which tells you the background to our association the only way to experience the life is to live the life. Our up and coming events will give you the chance to speak to many people who have done just that.

New participants are welcome at any meeting or event so please feel free to contact us even if you just want more information.

Ryan Bromfield

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