Warm Welcome from Rungis

Let’s Talk Stansted were delighted to get a warm virtual welcome from representatives of our twin-town Rungis.

Participants in the Race to Rungis have now reached the half way stage in their journey to the French town, which is located just outside Paris.

A video put together by the Rungis Twinning Committee has been sent to the group warmly praising them for their endeavour.

The film is a fantastic example of the friendship and co-operation between the twin towns, and serves to remind everyone of the beautiful setting Rungis is set in.

You can view the video by clicking this link.

Race to Rungis 2021

To mark Mental Health Awareness week, Let’s Talk Stansted has been busy running a Race to Rungis. The initiative has been supported by both councils in Stansted and Rungis.

Click here to read about the event.

Stansted Mountfitchet is twined with the French town of Rungis.

You can learn more about Rungis by clicking on the link below for their information leaflet or on this link to the Regional Council’s website. You can get an English translation if your French doesn’t stretch to translating it yourself.

Plaquette-Rungis Town Info Leaflet

Host Families Needed

Following the recent twinning of Stansted with the town of Rungis in France, the Stansted Twinning Committee is now looking for volunteers to accommodate or to chaperone our French visitors. This could include accompanying them on visits to local places of interest. It is not essential to be a French speaker.

If you are interested in registering as a host or chaperone, please contact the Twinning Committee, or come along to our Cheese & Wine event on Friday 25th January 2019 at the Stansted Day Centre, Crafton Green, 8pm to find out more.


The official twining ceremonies took place in the summer of 2018.

The Stansted representatives in Rungis for the signing of the Twining Charter.

Parish Council Chairman, Maureen Caton and the Rungis Mayor, Cllr. Raymond Charresson signing the Twining Charter in St John’s Church, Stansted.