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
cours 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 r. 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
It was crowned with a glass and iron dome. The «crinoline of the town of Alencon» is today a cultural centre.
13, Pl Auguste Poulet Malassis F - 61000 ALENCON
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..
20, place du Général de Gaulle F - 61000 Alençon
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..
187 Avenue du Général Leclerc F - 61000 ALENCON
The Mercure Alençon hotel is on the south edge of the town (exit 19 from the A28), 30 minutes from Le Mans and 60 minutes from Caen. This warm and inviting setting offers 53 comfortable and modern rooms and a bar with a terrace. Explore the city of l..
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.
72 pl. du Cdt-Desmeulles F - 61000 Alençon
Game terrine, veal kidneys with mustard, pears in puff pastry. Tradition and regionality are the themes in this town house with a rural heart.