Things to see and do - Alençon
Unmissable tourist sites
Alençon Travel guide
Alençon : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Alençon : Things to see and do
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..
27 rue 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..
Place de la Halle-au-blé F - 61000 Alençon
This circular building was inaugurated in 1812. When it was crowned with a glass and iron dome in 1865, the ladies of the town were so enamoured with it that they dubbed it the "crinoline of Alençon". Today the building is dedicated to mult..
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..
26 rue Denis Papin F - 61000 Alençon
Facing Alençon Train Station and located 1 km from Basilique Notre-Dame d’Alençon, Hotel de Paris offers a bar and a common living area with a piano and newspapers. Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout. The heated rooms at Hotel de Paris include..
20, place du Général de Gaulle F - 61000 Alençon
Prix Prices from : 50 €
Located in the centre of Alençon, Hôtel Restaurant Le Hussard is 8 km from the A28 motorway and 700 metres from Notre-Dame Basilica. It offers free Wi-Fi, a bar and a terrace. All rooms at Hôtel Le Hussard feature a TV, an electric kettle and a tele..
72 place 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..
31 rue du Pont-Neuf F - 61000 Alençon
This stone house dating from the 18C was the HQ of Maréchal Leclerc at the time of the liberation of Alençon in August 1944. Now Rive Droite, its story continues with a culinary chapter. It offers contemporary dishes with influences from far and wide..