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Happy 50th!


Yes, way back in 1958, Rochester, NY officially twinned with Rennes, France, forming one of the first official Sister Cities relationships in the USA!

This year we're celebrating the thousands of people - yes, thousands - from our cities that have reached out hands of friendship over the last fifty years, bridging the Atlantic one person at a time, who have touched the lives of thousands more.

And the hands keep on reaching... we have more than a dozen ongoing scholastic exchanges, plus new cultural, business, sport, and music exchanges all the time.

Our photo galleries are not up on the site yet, but you can check out the latest edition of our newsletter "A La Page" for some pictures and articles about our events.

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2008 Special Celebrations to Commemorate the 50th

This May, an official delegation from Rennes will be visiting Rochester - including Rennes City officials and members of our "sister" sister-cities committee who coordinate activites in Rennes. We're planning an exciting visit for them, and details are being finalized -- keep your eyes peeled for announcements of when and where you can come to meet them!

And in October, an official delegation from Rochester will visit Rennes. Details of that trip are also forthcoming, and with a golden anniversary to celebrate, it will surely be a visit to remember!

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