A Thonon-les-Bains delegation will be visiting Mercer Island during July 2015. Click on the Thonon Delegation link above to learn how to join in events with our French visitors.
Bienvenue! Welcome! As you view our website, we hope you enjoy learning more about our organization and about Mercer Island's sister city relationship with the lovely city of Thonon-les-Bains, France. We look forward to you attending our events and becoming involved with the Mercer Island Sister City Association.
The Mercer Island Sister City Association is a nonprofit, community based organization promoting educational, cultural and other exchanges between the citizens of Thonon-les-Bains, France and Mercer Island, Washington. The Mercer Island • Thonon-les-Bains relationship was founded in 2000 and is an association composed of individuals and organizations interested in promoting close ties between both cities.
Thonon-les-Bains, France and Mercer Island, Washington are both lakeside cities located close to major metropolitan areas. Both have relatively similar sized populations with a focus on education. Both enjoy a multitude of parks, festivals and gardens. Both are proud of their pedestrian-oriented town centers, where residents can dine, shop and relax. Both enjoy the benefits of being close to a major city with national and international events, while maintaining a distinct, small town feel. These two cities combine to form a perfect match with hopes of a long lasting relationship and partnership.