Le Quesnoy is
a small fortified town in the North of France, standing on
the edge of the Mormal forest and the Avesnois Regional
four years of the First World War the town was occupied by
the Germany army. The town was liberated by New Zealand
troops in the last days of the conflict, on 4 November
was the start of a very special relationship between the
town of Le Quesnoy and the people of New Zealand, and Le
Quesnoy welcomes several hundred kiwis every year.
It is the only French town to be twinned with a town in New
Zealand: Cambridge (North Island).
This site was created by
the AQNZ for everyone who is
interested in finding out more about our very special town.