Double trouble and more at twins convention

16th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

PLEUCADEUC, France, Aug 15, 2007 (AFP) - Two was certainly not a crowd at the 14th annual "Two and More" festival in western France on Wednesday, as around 1,000 French and foreign twins met up to celebrate their duality.

PLEUCADEUC, France, Aug 15, 2007 (AFP) - Two was certainly not a crowd at the 14th annual "Two and More" festival in western France on Wednesday, as around 1,000 French and foreign twins met up to celebrate their duality.

Hundreds of pairs of identical cyclists, farmers, students, and retire escame together for the two-day event at the little town of Pleucadeuc in Brittany, Europe's self-proclaimed "twin capital."

"I created 'two and more' to include twins, triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets in 1994 for my twin daughters, and found that twins love to meet other twins. Twins attract twins," said the creator of the event Alain Launay.

Joseph and Remi Le Feuvre, 37-year-old farmers wearing the same black sweater and matching glasses, said they had been coming to the event for the past three years.

"We are here to meet each other, to make friends, that is important for twins. We share anecdotes. There are things in common, but there are differences too," said Remi.

Thierry and Bruno Tual, 54, identically clad in sky blue bicycle club tracksuits, agreed.

"It is a super fun atmosphere, an occasion to meet other twins and it is true that we have an attraction to other twins," said Thierry, his brother Bruno in total accord.

The pair have shared a passion for cycling for 41 years but like to jokethat they have completely different professional lives. In fact, Bruno worksfor French gas company GDF while Thierry works for its electrical twin EDF.

Over the years, the town of Pleucadeuc has become a place that attracts twins from all over France and beyond. This year, twins came from the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium, according to Launay.

"Thanks to the Internet and TV programs about us, we have hosted twins from other continents for the last four years, including Indians, Japanese and Chinese," he said.

AFP

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