After a wonderful visit from an exchange student from Vendôme in the summer of 2017, Vendôme chairperson, Tanika Gonzales, will visit our sister city in France to actively plan an exciting delegation visit for our board members this summer. Citizen diplomacy in action!
Vendôme is a town of just under 20,000 residents on the Loire River in the picturesque Loir Valley about 130 miles southwest of Paris. The Count de Rochambeau who led 6,000 French troops in the American Revolution, here on the Peninsula, was born in Vendôme. In the late 1980s, Hampton and Vendôme had an active student exchange program.
An Invitation from Chairperson Tanika Gonzales
What exciting times I've had planning activities, hosting visitors, discussing business opportunities and traveling to our sister cities. All of these activities require a huge effort from several dedicated volunteers. And that's why we need YOU!
If you have an interest in the culture, history or people of France, please join Sister Cities of Hampton and volunteer to serve on the Vendôme Coordinating Committee. I am proof that it will be a very rewarding experience for you and your family.