The Twinning Committee of Redován with the French municipality of Saint Aubin de Mèdoc has carried out a new cultural exchange with a visit to the municipality, invited to attend the ‘Noctambules’, an important music festival held in the French town. Both towns have established an annual visit to strengthen ties, and if last year it was the French who travelled to Redován to see the local festivities, this time it was the turn of the people of Redován to travel on an expedition which also visited the towns of Soulac invited by its mayor, to whom they presented a figure of the Griffin de Redován and Bordeaux, the latter for the inauguration of the tram which links it with Saint Aubin and where they also spoke with the town’s mayor. Councillor Ramón López Escarabajal, as municipal representative on the Twinning Committee, presented the mayor of Saint Aubin de Mèdoc with the gold badge of the Redován Town Council, a gesture that was reciprocated as the mayor, Christophe Duprat, also presented the badge of his municipality which is already displayed in the Mayor’s office of the Redován Town Council

A cutting of the fig tree from Miguel Hernandez’s house in Orihuela also travelled to France, a cutting given by the city of Orihuela ‘after the mayor learned that during last year’s visit they were delighted with this space,’ said Lopez. Along with the cutting, which was planted in a green area of Saint Aubin, the former mayor of Redován and member of the Twinning Committee, Emilio Fernández, also presented the French mayor with a book of poems by Miguel Hernández in French and Spanish. During the visit, which took place between 1 and 4 June, the Redován Twinning Committee had the opportunity to visit vineyards and a winery to discover how the famous French wine from the Bordeaux region is made. Ramón López has indicated that both municipalities are already working for the next meeting, which will be in Redován and for which they want to have the presence of music students from Saint Aubin de Mèdoc as they did two years ago from the Unión Musical de Redován, who took their music to the French town.