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..
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.
rue du Château F - 61000 Alençon
The main tower called the "crowned tower" is a narrow round tower that tops a machicolated tower. Two other towers are visible from the street to the chateau. As for the interior, you may hope you never see it; today it is the Alencon priso..
13, Pl Auguste Poulet Malassis F - 61000 ALENCON
"The Ibis Alencon hotel is located in the city centre, 10 min from the railway station. Book one of our 52 rooms and benefit from use of the amenities we offer, a meeting room, a 24hr bar and WiFi Internet access to cater for business guests. T..
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 cit..
50 avenue Wilson F - 61000 Alençon
Located in front of Alençon Train Station, this hotel features individually decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi and LCD TV. A large garden with garden furniture, free private parking and a sauna are available on site. Each room at Hotel des Ducs has a p..
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. 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.