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.


Honoring the French tradition of welcoming the arrival of the first 2013 "new wines" - the famous Beaujolais Nouveau from the Beaujolais region of France - this ceremonial uncorking of the wine in the caf├ęs of France is celebrated all over the world. Beaujolais, located in the Burgundy region, is one of the oldest French vineyards with the first vines planted in Roman times. This tradition signals the end of the harvest season in France and the beginning of the festive holiday season!

BEAUFORT SISTER CITIES celebrated the 2013 WINE HARVEST with its ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PARTY on Saturday November 23 at the restaurant at Town Creek Marina. 

Over a hundred 2014 members of Beaufort Sister Cities enjoyed a menu of fondues and "dippers" at the tenth annual "Beaujolais Nouveau" party in the restaurant at Town Creek Marina.   Everyone agreed that the 2013 beaujolais nouveau wine is excellent!  A slideshow reminded guests of 2013 events and a calendar of 2014 was announced. A noisy "fund-raiser" auction of French wines ended the evening.