Exchange Visit to Pont-à -Mousson 2014

At Vic sur Selles

Our bi-annual visit to our friends of the Pont-a-Mousson Rotary Club took place from Thursday 8th to Monday 12th May 2014, with seven people travelling by train, with an overnight stop in Paris on the Thursday evening, and four setting off on Thursday evening to make the trip by car via the Hull - Rotterdam crossing on the Thursday evening, and thence by car.   We all met up on Friday evening at a welcome reception at the home of one of the Pont-a-Mousson members, before going off with our hosts to settle in and then enjoy a meal in groups at the homes of other French Rotarians. 

The programme included an informal wander round Pont-a-Mousson on the Saturday morning, before lunching in the Village restaurant of Vic sur Selle, followed by visits to a nearby art gallery housing an impression of the works of George de la Tour, and a museum of salt.   The customary gala dinner was held  in the restaurant of the Prémontres Abbey in the evening.  

Sunday morning saw the two Clubs meet together, in the Club’s premises in the Abbaye, and then on to a countryside restaurant overlooking a lake for lunch.   The weather being inclement, we were treated to a video showing of the Pont-a-Mousson Club’s  spectacle’ Rotary Academy’ which was put on in April.   In the evening the formal visit concluded with a meal in the ‘Petit Gourmandin’ Restaurant in Pont-à-Mousson, followed by extended farewells.   The Filey party returned home to arrive in Filey on Monday evening, having enjoyed a very full weekend full of friendship and good memories.

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