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Haslemere & District Twinning Association

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The town of Haslemere, Surrey, UK is twinned with Bernay, Eure, France and with Horb am Neckar, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany. The Twinning Association exists to foster international friendship and organises exchange visits.

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Bernay is about 80km (50 miles) south of the Channel ports of Le Havre and Caen-Ouistreham, 55km (35 miles) south-west of Rouen and 155km (95 miles) west of Paris. Within easy reach are many attractive seaside towns, beautiful gardens and places of historic interest, such as Bayeux and the D-Day beaches. Bernay is a lively, bustling town of about 11,000 inhabitants, with a wide variety of shops and a renowned Saturday market. Its narrow streets are lined with 16th and 17th century half-timbered buildings and there is an ancient abbey.

Horb am Neckar

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Horb is at the eastern edge of the Black Forest, about 80km (50 miles) east of Strasbourg and 65km (40 miles) south-west of Stuttgart. Its picturesque streets have many houses with steep-tiled roofs and half-timbered fa├žades. Beyond the wooded slopes on both sides of the Neckar valley lie numerous villages which have been incorporated into Horb, each having its own distinctive character. It is close to France and Switzerland.