France - Villefranche sur Saône
The partnership with the capital of Beaujolais, a world famous wine growing region in France, has been in existence since 1987. And it is not only the common elements of wine growing and an attractive industrial location that have brought these cities together. Villefranche is situated about 30 kilometres north of Lyon and has about 50,000 inhabitants. The partnership with the Caladois, as one calls the 30,000 residents in the city centre, is based on a large number of personal friendships, student exchanges, joint youth camps and meeting up at big festivals.