A group of visitors from Brittany received a warm Penryn welcome over the weekend during a trip by delegates from the town’s French twin.

The 26-strong group, from Audierne on the river Goyen, arrived on the night of Wednesday, May 14, before enjoying trips to Padstow and to Prideaux Place, but the main event was a civic reception with a pasty and saffron lunch, hosted in Penryn Town Hall by mayor Gill Grant on Saturday.

She welcomed the Breton party, and thanked them for making her so welcome when she visited Audierne in May last year.

Jean-Francois Marzin, the deputy mayor of Audierne, said: “The relationship between the two towns has overtaken the limits of twinning and turned into friendship.

“Long live twinning. Long live Franco-English friendship.”

In the evening the group enjoyed a Caribbean evening, with music by Eddistone Lighthouse, where the chairman of Penryn’s planning committee, Roy Sanders, thanked everyone for their efforts in making the visit a success..