The International Association of Beauforts was established in 1995 when Beaufort-en-Vallee, France hosted the first reunion of Beauforts. The Beaufort, North Carolina organization seeks to promote international cooperation, understanding and development through a variety of dynamic exchanges with cities and towns with whom Beaufort maintains active sister city partnerships. By interpreting our way of life to people of other cultures, we gain a better understanding of our own community. This site provides information on our local organization as well as overviews of each of our sister-city Beauforts.

Beaufort Blavincourt, France

Beaufort Blavincourt is a commune (municipality) located in the department of Pas-de-Calais in the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. It is a small farming village of about 450 residents--thirteen miles west of Arras. Nearby places of note are: Amiens, a town of art and history including a World Heritage Cathedral and Arras including its World Heritage Site belfry.