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Alençon Interesting : 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.

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Tourist attractions Alençon : Things to see and do

  • Museum of Fine Arts and lace of Alençon 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 Basilica, Alençon Interesting

    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..

  • Alençon Corn Exchange

    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..

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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 de Paris

    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..

  • Hôtel Le Hussard Two stars Two stars

    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..

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Restaurants Alençon

  • Au Petit Vatel Comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Rive Droite Comfortable restaurant 

    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..

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