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  • 1 Museum of Fine Arts and lace of Alençon Interesting

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 2 Notre Dame Basilica, Alençon Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 3 Maison d'Ozé

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Lamagdelaine F - 61000 Alençon

    According to legend, the future Henri IV is said to have stayed in this 15C residence on Place de la Magdelaine in 1576. The house bears the name of the prefect of the Orne département (1800-15). In fact, the residence belonged to the Le Coustelier f..

  • 4 Alençon's Old Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Château F - 61000 Alençon

    The former dukes' château was built in the 14C and 15C by Jean II ("the Fair"). A round, narrow tower tops a machicolated tower: it was the central, so-called crowned, tower. The two other towers, which are massive and visible from the Rue ..

  • 5 Alençon Corn Exchange

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 6 Guise House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    39 rue St-Blaise F - 61000 Alençon

    This 17C building today houses the prefecture and the county headquarters.

  • 7 St.Leonard's Church

    Religious buildings

    Place Marguerite-de-Lorraine F - 61000 Alençon

    Rebuilt from 1489 on by Duke René, second Duke of Alençon, St Leonard's Church was completed in 1505 by his widow, Margaret of Lorraine.

  • 8 Stall House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    10 rue Porte-de-la-Barre F - 61000 Alençon

    You will recognise this house at no 10 Rue Porte-de-la-Barre by its slate-covered façade.

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