Alençon is a city in Basse-Normandie.
A restored gem
A visit to the vibrant restored town of Alençon is like travelling through time. Among its centuries-old highlights are the circular wheat market, home to exhibitions beneath its magnificent glass dome; the Halle aux toiles, now a meeting venue, and the recently restored Jesuit church. Cobbled streets lead you from the town centre to the medieval quarter nearby, passing half timbered houses, Notre Dame Church, the Dukes’ castle and the Town Hall.