Visit to Hautvillers
HAUTVILLERS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR TWINNING WITH EGHISHEIM, SACE
15th – 16th July 2017
Prue and I were fortunate enough to be invited to represent Beaulieu at this happy event, where we also met the Chairlady and the deputy chairlady of the Twinning Association of Kiedrich, Germany, which is also twinned with Hautvillers.
It was great fun to meet the folk from Alsace, also from a wine growing village – there were some 60 of them.
In true “altavillois” style, we were received with the utmost charm, kindness and hospitality by Patrick and Catherine Lopez and their team, and treated to wonderful picnics and suppers with much champagne, and historical guided walks through the vineyards and the town.
It was particularly pleasing to visit the Abbey forecourt and see that the New Forest oak, planted by Lord Edward Montagu in 2015 to commemorate the 30thanniversary of the Beaulieu/Hautvillers Twinning is healthy and flourishing.
There is no doubt that our friends were very pleased that Beaulieu was represented on this occasion, and that it meant a lot to them.
I will post photographs shortly
Best to all