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The Niederburg flag twirlers parading the Richmond coat of arms through the streets of Konstanz

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.

Harbour & Alps

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)

Evelyne Wenzel, chairman of ARCIF, (2nd left) with members of REA.

ARCIF is responsible for the twinning of Fontainebleau with Richmond. This year we celebrated 40 years of the twinning between Richmond & Fontainebleau. Please click on Past Events above to see how.

You can read more about the activities of ARCIF in France by clicking on the following attachment.

ARCIF report

For further information about ARCIF please write to


You can find out more about Fontainebleau by clicking on the following links.

Fontainebleau Tourist Office website

Fontainebleau website


You can find out more about Konstanz by clicking on the following links.

Konstanz Tourist Office website

The harbour, Konstanz.

Konstanz Council website

Konstanz Council Facebook Page

The stunning beauty of Konstanz was the inspiration for several paintings by J.M.W. Turner including this view from across the Rhine.

Image courtesy of York Museums Trust

 REA is a partner to the 

British German Association

Brandenburg Gate
Das Brandenburger Tor, Berlin 2017


To see a video of Richmond please click on the following link.

Video of Richmond

Richmond Council

Cllr Head Headshot

Councillor Clare Head is the Twinning Champion for Richmond Council. She is also a member of REA.

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Elizabeth Kingdom is the partnership officer at Richmond & Wandsworth Council. She helps to support twinning activities in Richmond & liaises with councillor Head to develop international opportunities for the borough. 

elizabeth.kingdom @richmond.gov.uk       020 8831 6095