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
2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the twinning with Fontainebleau. Events to mark to occasion are being held in Richmond on 7th & 8th October. For further details please see the forthcoming events page.