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Office de tourisme d'Alencon
Place la Magdeleine Alencon

Tel:+33 (0)2 33 80 66 33
Fax:+33 (0)2 33 80 66 32

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Alencon lies to the south of Normandy and borders the Normandie-Maine nature reserve.  It used to be a centre for lace-making and tax collecting - much of its former wealth seen in the elegant Grande Rue with houses proudly sporting wrought-iron balconies dating back to the 18th-century. 

There are some interesting sights in and around Alencon including the Chateau des Ducs, used as a prison by Nazi troops in WWII or the majestic Chateau de Carrouges.  You'll also want to head out towards the Ecouves Forests or Saint Ceneri-le-Gerei - often cited as one of the prettiest villages in France. 

What to See - Alencon Attractions

Musee Leclerc
rue du Pont Neuf, Alencon 61000
depicts Alencon's role during the second world war with some fascinating photos
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 26 27 26

Eglise Notre Dame
rue St-Blaise, Alencon 61000
boast an intricate Gothic portal and worthy stained-glass. This is where St Theresa was baptised!
| Opening Times: Daily

Musee des Beaux arts et de la Dentelle
12 rue Charles Aveline, Alencon 61000
this art gallery houses a diverse collection of works by Flemis, Dutch and French artists from 17th-19th-century
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Sep:daily; Oct-Jun:Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 32 40 07