Nevers was the first twin town of the City and District of St Albans, with the link established in 1974 shortly after the creation of the City and District. The silver anniversary of the twinning was recently celebrated with a number of exchanges during 1999. Nevers was chosen, as it is a city with physical and historical similarities with St Albans, and is in the Burgundy region of France which has a long, 'historical' link with Hertfordshire County Council.
Nevers is in the heart of Burgundy and is a cathedral city, with a history dating back to Roman times. It is a place of pilgrimage, being the resting place of St Bernadette. Nevers is also famous for its distinctive earthenware and glassware, and is the venue for the French Grand Prix.
The Friends of Nevers organise exchanges between the City and District and Nevers, and organise twinning activities. Details of their current activities can be obtained by contacting:
The Chairman of the Friends of Nevers:
Mrs Gill Welsman
Tel: 01582 761031
The town of Nevers from the river Loire
The bridge over the Loire at Nevers