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Alençon

Interesting
Alençon
The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Alençon

Notre Dame Basilica, Alençon Notre Dame Basilica, Alençon
Notre Dame Basilica, Alençon
Alençon
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Museum of Fine Arts and lace
Museum of Fine Arts and lace
Alençon
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Birthplace of the Martin family - Chapelle Sainte-Thérèse
Birthplace of the Martin family - Chapelle Sainte-Thérèse
Alençon
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St.Leonard's Church
St.Leonard's Church
Alençon
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Guise House
Guise House
Alençon
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Stall House
Stall House
Alençon
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