The borough of Richmond is twinned with Fontainebleau in France and Konstanz in Germany. The Richmond in Europe Association works with Richmond Council to promote sporting, cultural and educational links and exchanges between the 3 towns & surrounding areas.
Konstanz is a university town which enjoys a stunning location on the banks of Lake Constance with the Swiss Alps as a spectacular backdrop.
Fontainebleau lies south-east of Paris and is famous for its beautiful palace, once home to the French Royal Family, and the extensive forest which has many cycling & nature trails.
If you would like to learn more about the exciting opportunities which our partnerships with Fontainebleau & Konstanz afford please click on the links at the top of this page.
If you would like to link your group or association with one in Fontainebleau or Konstanz or would like further information about the Richmond in Europe Association please contact Carol Wain on 07580 885145 or write to
(Association pour les relations culturelles internationales de Fontainebleau)
ARCIF is responsible for the twinning of Fontainebleau with Richmond. We are expecting guests from France to mark the 40th anniversary of the twinning in October this year. For further details please see the forthcoming events page.
You can read more about the activities of ARCIF by clicking on the following attachment.
For further information about ARCIF please write to
You can find out more about Fontainebleau by clicking on the following links.
You can find out more about Konstanz by clicking on the following links.
The stunning beauty of Konstanz was the inspiration for several paintings by J.M.W. Turner including this view from across the Rhine.
Following a preliminary meeting in May 2017, 20 young ambassadors from Richmond are about to fly to Konstanz to meet with 80 ambassadors from France, the Czech Republic, Italy & Germany to discuss the future of Europe. If you would like to join them please click on “Forthcoming Events” at the top of this page.
REA is affiliated to the