Lexington and Deauville were twinned in 1957. Deauville is on the coast of the English Channel in Normandy, France. Deauville is home to two racecourses: La Touques and Clairefontaine. Because of their status as the center of the horse industry in France, Lexington and Deauville have much in common in the industries of tourism, business and economics.
High school students spend 3 weeks in France as part of a language immersion program. Their counterparts will spend 3 weeks in the United States as well.
College students can apply for the Deauville Summer Internship Program. They work in museums and art galleries, using their French and improving their understanding of French culture.
College graduates spend the academic year in Deauville teaching elementary school English.