Rattery - Brains sur les Marches twinning group

Twinning weekend 2018
It is our turn to visit France this year, and we have had the date confirmed for the weekend of 20th July 2018 (this could be Thurs to Sun or Fri to Monday... to be decided) The French contingent are a very welcoming group, and a fun weekend is guaranteed. Apart from travel costs, there is nothing else to pay as our hosts fund our visit.
If anyone would like to join us (families, couples or individuals all welcome), please get in touch, as we will shortly be confirming numbers and sorting out travel arrangements.
Hope this sounds appealing to some of you out there... look forward to hearing from you. Please email Janine Walker

Rattery Braines sur les Marches 2017

Rattery - Braines Twinning - Local paper article

Eight families of the municipality welcomed all weekend, eighteen English counterparts on the occasion of the twinning Brains-sur-les-Marches - Rattery, for the third year. They  were able to visit the Museum of the Forge, the garden of the Denazé Boulay, the Castle, the pond of mulberry trees and the wash-House of Craon.  Every evening, all gathered together to enjoy a meal in the general good humour. In order to seal their union the commune of Rattery (which means in French red oak), has offered a red oak to Brains.


If you are interested in joining us in our ongoing twinning adventure, please contact Janine Walker (secretary) for more information. Telephone 01364 649272 or email

To see pictures of twinning events go to Flickr