Richmond upon Thames has been twinned with Richmond, Virginia, USA, since 1980, with Konstanz in Germany since 1983 and with Fontainebleau in France since 1977.

Our Role

1. Maintain the twinning relationships at both official and informal level.
2. Keep up-to-date information about the twin towns and their activities.
3. Help put local groups and organisations in touch with their counterparts.
4. Encourage social, educational, cultural and business links.

For further information contact:

Carol Wain
Tel: 07580 885 145

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Fontainebleu, Olga Khomitsevich
Davide D'Amico, Portrait of a Deer


The Richmond in Europe Association is a voluntary organisation which promotes goodwill, friendship, contact and understanding between individuals, groups, clubs and associations in the Richmond area and the rest of Europe. Since the referendum there has been a surge of interest in the association.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first twinning, and many exchange visits and events are planned, including a European Youth Council in Konstanz, to which the young people of Richmond have been invited.

For more information, visit



The historic and charming town of Fontainebleau lies to the southeast of Paris, surrounded by one of the largest and most beautiful national forests in France.
The main reason for the growth of the town of Fontainebleau was the existence of the Royal Palace and, consequently, the town has a grand air with immense historic interest. The town is also an academic centre of international renown, as well as being host to major show jumping and racing events.

Tel/fax: (0033) 1 60 71 90 47.
Visit the official website for Fontainebleau or



Konstanz is superbly located, nestling between the River Rhine and Lake Konstanz and overlooked by the Swiss mountains.

The lake is a major attraction and includes the island of Mainau which is internationally famous for its tropical plants, gardens and collection of rare trees.

The Twinning Officer for Konstanz is:-
Herr Claus-Dieter Hirt
Stadt Konstanz
Kanzleistrasse 15
D-78462 Konstanz

Tel: (0049) 7531 900 226
Fax: (0049) 7531 900 383

The twinning organisation is Freunde fur Richmond

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