Two Cheshire villages have celebrated their 30th anniversary of being twinned with a French town.
Representatives from Barrow and Littleton, twinned with Aubignan, a small town in Provence, spent a long weekend there in the homes of French families.
Their hosts treated them to a full programme of events including visits to sights in the area, picnic lunch among the vines and evening jazz festivals in the village square.
The visit culminated in a game of boules or petanque at the local sports club, which was won by Simon and Rosie Ely from Littleton, with their French captain Pierre.
Hot on the heels of the visit, a Boules et Buffet evening was held in the Littleton garden of Bettie Gilliatt, when about 40 members and their friends tried their hand at the game.
After a close final on a warm summer evening, Sally Ballard bowled the winning boule to take the team prize with Terry Brookshaw and Martin Rocke.