This morning Senator Frank Walker welcomed around 15 politicians and civil servants from the region, led by the president of the Conseil Général d’Ile et Vilaine, Jean-Louis Tourenne.
His département includes St Malo and Rennes.
This is the third meeting of the Jersey-Brittany working group that was set up a year ago to strengthen ties in four areas: education, culture, tourism and commerce.
Senator Walker said: ‘The benefits of working with the French are very clear.
For example, they have led the way with their highway technology for years, and by working with them we can learn from their experiences and have access to another marketplace to procure our material.
‘In many instances, working with the French is mutually beneficial, and I’m particularly encouraged by the progress on the increased opportunities for exchange programmes between our schools.’