TWENTY-ONE Francophiles from Petersfield have returned home after a three-day visit to Normandy.
The tourists ventured across the English Channel to Petersfield's twin town of Barentin, where they stayed with French families as part of an exchange trip.
They enjoyed a day excursion to Caen, where they visited the Memorial Museum of Peace, the British War Graves Cemetery and Pegasus Bridge – the spearhead of D-Day landings in June 1944.
An afternoon was spent in Rouen and there was a dinner at a hotel on the banks of the River Seine the party enjoyed with their French hosts.
Petersfield Twinning Association has announced it will be hosting a visit later this summer.
In August a party from Warendorf – Petersfield's German twin town – are due to stay.
Secretary Muriel Kent said: "The twinning committee is currently planning activities for this and raising money in order to entertain the visitors."
Anyone wishing to find out more about the twinning exchange can phone Petersfield Twinning Association on either 01730 302862 or 01730 268206.