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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 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

  • Le Chapeau Rouge Three stars Three stars Three stars

    3 Boulevard Duchamp F - 61000 Alençon

    Prix Prices from : 59 €

  • Hôtel Le Hussard

    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..

  • 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..

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Restaurants Alençon

  • Au Petit Vatel Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • 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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