Val d’Oison, or the “Valley of the Little Bird”, is an area in Normandy just 15 miles
south of the city of Rouen. Eight villages combine to form their
“Jumelage” - Twinning Association. There is a strong sense of community in Val d’Oison
with each of its villages holding occasional events such as craft fairs, painting
exhibitions, farmers markets and sports events.
Each village has its own Mayor, administration and individual identity, but the overall
population is fairly similar to that of Clanfield and has an economy based on agriculture,
as well as some light industry.