Hinckley town twinning

Our twin town in France

Overhead picture of Grand Quevilly

Grand-Quevilly, 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 25,700.

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.

From 4-18 August 2014, we were fortunate in Cultural Services to host a French exchange student, Alexandra Cluzaud, in the office. Alexandra worked mainly with the Children and Young People's service and was a great help with the Snap Dragon Children and Families Festival and Play Day event on 6 August 2014. Read an update from Alexandra about her visit and also see her list of the top 10 things to do in Grand-Quevilly

In 1997, the Rock Gardens 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: 12/08/2014 13:48