French delegation arrives in Gonzales

French delegation arrives in Gonzales

Monday, April 15, 2019

A delegation of 26 people has arrived from our sister city of Meylan, France. The group is here for a cultural exchange, and includes Mayor Jean Philippe Blanc and Councilwoman Francois Balas.

Tour Ascension and the Louisiana Office of Tourism have helped charter a bus that will take the group of tours of area sites and surrounding cities until they depart on April 18. They’ll even be treated to a crawfish boil. 

A banquet was held on Sunday, April 14 at Sno’s to celebrate their arrival. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser was the speaker and helped welcome the delegation.

Pictured left to right at the banquet for the French delegation from Meylan, France. 
Meylan councilwoman Francois Balas, Meylan Mayor Jean Philippe Blanc, Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Gonzales Councilman Tyler Turner, Parish President Kenny Matassa, City Councilman Neal Bourque, Admin. Assistant Scot Byrd, and Gonzales Councilman David Guitreau.