It all started with the school exchange between the grammar school 'Freiherr-vom-Stein Gymnasium' and the 'Collège Saint-Laurent' in 2011. The idea of town twinning resulted from this exchange and after getting to know each other and visiting the cities a couple of times, the town twinnng was made official by the mayors Martin Voigt and Jean-Michel Buf signing the partnership contract in Blain. Both cities want to vouch for the European idea with being twin towns Beide Städte möchten mit der Partnerschaft für die europäische Idee einstehen. Because of that the encounters between the citizens from Germany and France have an high value.
The mayor Martin Voigt is visiting Blain
Founding of the committee for town twinning in Oldenburg
Journey of the committee to Blain and the first contact between clubs and associations
Visit of the mayor Jean-Michel Buf to Oldenburg and common declaration of intent towards town twinning.
Signing of the contract for town twinning and multisports tournament in Blain
Prix Rovan of the french ambassadress
Promotion prize of the 'Familie Mehdorn Stiftung'
Ceremony within the bounds of the Parkfest
Creation of the association