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It’s worth making a detour to visit Alençon in order to understand why this small town enjoys such renown. Once the seat of a duchy (the second Duke of Alençon, Jean de Valois, nicknamed the “handsome duke”, was a comrade-in-arms of Joan of Arc), the town was renowned for the refined delicacy of its lace, and was the site of a royal workshop in the reign of Louis XIV. The town preserves its historical treasures, as visitors will see for themselves.

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Tourist attractions Alençon : Things to see and do

  • Museum of Fine Arts and lace Interesting

    Cour Carrée-de-la-Dentelle F - 61000 Alençon

    Superb lace collections here, you can see a fine repertoire of Italian, French and Flemish lace (from Le Puy, Chantilly, Valenciennes, Bayeux) . Needless to say there is a strong emphasis on the locally made lace. The Fine Art section shows paintings..

  • Notre-Dame church Interesting

    27 r. du Bercail F - 61000 Alençon

    The three-panelled door is the work of Jean Lemoine (1490-1506). The nave covered with lierne arches and tiercerons is truly delightful. You must see the stained-glass windows (made around 1530) and if you go to Lisieux, you can continue your pilgrim..

  • Wheat market

    Place de la Halle-au-blé F - 61000 Alençon

    It was crowned with a glass and iron dome. The «crinoline of the town of Alencon» is today a cultural centre.

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Hotels Alençon

  • hôtel mercure alencon

    187 Avenue du Général Leclerc F - 61000 ALENCON

    Located to the south of the town, just 5 minutes from the town centre, 500 m from exit 19 of the A 28 and 1.5 km from Alençon station, the Mercure Alençon offers you warm welcome to this cosy hotel. It offers pleasant and modern rooms. After a hard d..

  • Hotel des Ducs Three stars Three stars Three stars

    50 avenue Wilson F - 61000 Alençon

    Prix Prices from : 68 €

    Located in front of Alençon Train Station, this hotel features individually decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi and LCD TV. A large garden with garden furniture, free private parking and a sauna are available on site. Each room at Hotel des Ducs has a p..

  • ibis alençon Three stars Three stars Three stars

    13, Pl Auguste Poulet Malassis F - 61000 ALENCON

    Prix Prices from : 55 €

    The ibis Alençon is located in the heart of the historic city center, just 10 minutes from the train station. Our 52 renovated rooms with the new Sweet Bed bedding will ensure a restful night, and our cozy pub is on hand for you to enjoy. The hotel i..

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Restaurants Alençon

  • Au Petit Vatel Comfortable restaurant 

    72 pl. du Cdt-Desmeulles F - 61000 Alençon

    French classicism prevails in this townhouse built out of local stone, which is wholly in keeping with the finest tradition! It offers dishes that never go out of fashion and regionally sourced ingredients, including a cheese plate you just have to t..

  • Rive Droite Comfortable restaurant 

    31 r. du Pont-Neuf F - 61000 Alençon

    An elegant restaurant laden with history - General Leclerc's HQ at the time of the Liberation, later a Lace Museum - and, nowadays, home to culinary treats! The chef creates seasonal dishes and his menu changes every month. Refined and fresh.

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