Our French partners on the outskirts of Paris

Créteil is a large cosmopolitan town lying to the south of Paris, France.  It is composed of the old part, known as Créteil Village with its traditional streets, shops and restaurants and the contrasting development of the ‘new town’ with its innovative architecture, variety of residential accommodation and interesting water features throughout.

Créteil boasts some wonderful green spaces, particularly Parc Dupeyroux which has been reclaimed and is the location for the annual Parc du Jardin weekend of competition and events.

The village of Créteil.
The modern Hotel de Ville – the offices of the local council in Créteil.

An outstanding feature is the beautiful lake where many water sports and activities take place.   It is hard to believe that this tranquil area, now home to a variety of wildlife, was once an old quarry.   The area is used by all sections of the community from schoolchildren having lessons outdoors, to daily joggers, Mums with children and people just enjoying the environment.

The Twinning Committee in Créteil was established in 1978 as the Comite Jumelages and is run by a Board of Directors who are elected volunteers and permanent employees.  This is Falkirk’s direct link in twinning projects. See more at Créteil  Jumelages   

News from the Falkirk District Twinning Association

(promoting links with Créteil in France)

The lake at Créteil. Picture by Clio 64. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. More information here.

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