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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 of Alençon Interesting

    Cour Carrée-de-la-Dentelle

    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..

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  • 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..

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  • Alençon Corn Exchange

    Place de la Halle-au-blé

    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

  • 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..

  • Le Chapeau Rouge

    3 Boulevard Duchamp F - 61000 Alençon

    Le Chapeau Rouge is located in Alençon, a 6-minute drive from the train station. The hotel offers a garden and a shared lounge with TV. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Each room here will provide you with a flat-screen TV. The private ba..

  • ibis Alençon Three stars Three stars Three stars

    13, Pl Auguste Poulet Malassis F - 61000 ALENCON

    Prix Prices from : 69 €

    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 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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