Our Twin Towns

Louveciennes – France  
Louveciennes is situated 20 km west of Paris and is very near to Versailles with its magnificent chateau and gardens, as well as Saint-Germain and Saint-Cloud. The town itself is on a hillside overlooking the Seine and is surrounded by woodland.

The town became well-known in the last century as the home of several impressionist painters including Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir and Degas.
Each year in September a Flower Festival is held, the main attraction being a spectacular procession of Dahlia-decorated floats, one of which carries La Reine des Fleurs.

This is a fascinating town to visit with many places of interest not too far away.

Gemeinde Lautertal – Germany
Lautertal is a district at the southern end of the state of Hessen, about 45 minutes by road from Frankfurt. It consists of a number of villages only one of which, Reichenbach, qualifies as a small town, and is governed by a Gemeinderat or Parish Council.

Local wines are distinctive, but there are not many vineyards, and insufficient wine is produced for export. To sample these you should visit Lautertal or the nearby area during the annual wine festival normally held in October.

Interesting towns within reach include Darmstadt, Worms, Mannheim and Heidelberg.

© Clive Glover