Home      Current Events         Past Events          Get Involved         Links         Contacts


Mont-Saint-Aignan is a commune of the Seine-Maritime département, in the Haute-Normandie région of France. It belongs to the Communauté d'agglomération Rouennaise, created in 2000. It is a satellite town of Rouen high up on an escarpment overlooking the River Seine about 60kms south of Dieppe. It is a modern area with universities and technology parks close to forests. It has a population of 21,000, making it somewhat bigger than Edenbridge. Additionally in term time the town is home to 20,000 students.

It was the birthplace of Jacques Anquetil (1934-1987), the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times.

Mont-Saint-Aignan is twinned with Edenbridge, Barsinghausen in Germany and recently twinned with Brzeg Dolny in Poland and Osica de Sus in Romania.

The Mont-Saint-Aignan International Twinning website is http://www.mont-saint-aignan-international.org

Mont-Saint-Aignan town website is http://www.ville-mont-saint-aignan.fr/

It describes Mont-Saint-Aignan as :

Holy Mont Aignan ; Town of action, town of the future  

Chief town of canton, in the department of Seine-Maritime, the commune of Mont-Saint-Aignan is located at the north of Rouen. Resolutely turned towards the future, the city preserves with pride its history, its roots and its identity thanks to the various districts which make it up. A university town, its population is a little more than 21.000 inhabitants, plus nearly 20.000 students.  

Between city and forest, Mont -Saint-Aignan is a residential town which enjoys 25% of green spaces, with many parks and public gardens. Town of all generations, it offers its inhabitants a wide range of activities cultural and sporting; it has significant facilities for leisure and relaxation, maintained with the support of many associations.

Mont-Saint-Aignan is a city of manageable proportions which has succeeded in reconciling economic development and quality of life. Important in the area, it forged a strong economic personality of 900 companies.  

 It’s good to live in Mont-Saint-Aignan!

Mayor Françoise Guégot accepts gifts from Edenbridge Town Council at the 30th Anniversary of our twinning.

Home      Current Events         Past Events          Get Involved         Links         Contacts    

Copyright 2006 Edenbridge and District Twinning Association    Last updated 27/01/2006   Webmaster : webmaster@edta.org.uk