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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 en Argonne is a small commune in the Meuse department in the Lorraine region in north-eastern France. The village of Beaufort en Argonne belongs to Stenay Township and the Borough of Verdun. Residents numbered 170 in 1999. Nearby communities are Beauclair, Halles-sous-les-Cotes and Laneuville-sur-Meuse.