Hinckley town twinning
Our twin town in France
Grand-Quevilly is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.
The town is the third largest suburb of Rouen, a port with considerable light industry and oil refineries situated just three miles southwest of the centre of Rouen.
The population of the town is around 26,500.
Places of interest in the town are The ‘Zénith de Rouen’ concert hall, the fifteenth century manor house at Grand Aulnay and the church of St. Pierre, dating from the sixteenth century. The town hall has recently been refurbished and has a magnificent panorama room on the top floor.
In 1997, the Rock Gardens (pictured) on Coventry Road in Hinckley were dedicated to Grand-Quevilly. The gardens were first opened in 1929, and the site contains shrubs, rockeries, annual flowerbeds and a sunken rose garden. Access is off Northfield Road and also Brandon Road, Hinckley.
Last updated: 18/03/2013 15:26