BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The mayor of the French city that was the hometown of the explorer who discovered Lake Champlain is going to be in Vermont to mark a sister cities agreement with Burlington.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger will sign a friendship agreement Wednesday with Mayor Michel LaMarre, of Honfleur, a city in the Lower Normandy regional of France.
Lamarre and other officials from Honfleur are in Vermont to mark the signing of a Friendship Agreement.
Marcelle Leahy, the wife of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, also will attend with her husband. Her ancestors came from the Normandy region of France.
French explorer Samuel de Champlain was the leader of a 1609 expedition of the first Europeans to see Lake Champlain.