Camaret Sur Mer, Brittany, France

Camaret Sur Mer, Brittany, France

St Ives in Cornwall is pleased that its longstanding twinning links with Camaret Sur Mer, Brittany, France, have recently been revived.

Click here for a link to the September 2013 Breton visit.

Short films to mark the visit:

A SALTY SLICE OF St IVES – SUR LA MER AVEC NOS AMIS de CAMARET-SUR-MER

A WELCOME SLICE OF St IVES FOR OUR GUESTS FROM CAMARET-SUR-MER, BRITTANY

 Surf links forged as part of twinning between St Ives and Camaret Sur Mer

See the story as reported in the french press, with a rough translation below:

During their visit last September to St. Ives, the twinning committee from Camaret met the dynamic Tassy Swallow, 20, surfing champion of the British federation ” Surfing GB ”  and 19th in the world rankings.  She runs a women’s surf school in St Ives, all year round.

Following these contacts, Tassy and four of her young students were invited to stay at Camaret by families , including exchanges with the local surf school Moby Dick , which sits at the entrance to the city.  The young Cornish stayed for a week. “This is the second time I’ve been in Britanny. The first time was during a school exchange in the center of Britanny, but here in Camaret is much better, I can go surfing”  reflects young Charley 12.  Other young students of Saint Ives are : Hetty , 13, Sabrina , 12, and Faith , 9 .