Linlithgow is twinned with the French Town of Guyancourt, which is situated about twenty kilometres south-west of Paris and close to the Chateau of Versailles.
When and where do you meet?
One of the key principles of our twinning relationship is that, in order to experience French culture first hand, we stay with host families when we visit Guyancourt and we host our French guests in our own homes when they visit Linlithgow. This can be a bit daunting at first but many rewarding and long-standing friendships have resulted from these exchanges. The main annual twinning event takes place over the Easter weekend when exchange visits are organised between the 2 towns.
Why would I be interested in getting involved?
Twinning is open to anyone living in Linlithgow and surrounding areas and individuals, couples and families are welcome to participate. All that is required is an interest in France and the French way of life. The ability to speak a little French can be useful but is not essential and it can be an excellent means of practising and improving your own French language skills.