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In the northwest portion of France in the region of Normandy lies the town of Alencon. With a history dating back to the 10th century, Alencon is a historically significant city with a variety of sites and exhibits. It features the 16th century Basilica of Notre Dame as well as the Chateau des Ducs, constructed in the 15th century. The town also contains a museum describing the city's history, which centered around lace. For as long as you peruse the ancient sites, returning to a Hotels.com-approved hotel every night will help your trip go smoothly. With hotels ranging from one to five stars, Hotels.com will make sure you chose the proper Alencon hotel for you and your budget. So book online, use their multilingual phone service, or utilize their free smartphone app and begin exploring all that Alencon has to offer.
What's Alencon Like?
In the 10th and 11th centuries Alencon was the site of a prosperous lace production center. Today its lace production has slowed considerably, but it's heritage is preserved in the city's Museum of Fine Arts and Lacemaking. Many relics still stand throughout Alencon and perhaps none are more striking than the Basilica of Notre Dame. Constructed in the 16th century, it features a great stone carved facade that celebrates the town's roots in lacemaking. Nearby, the Chateau de Ducs has seen better days, as only part of the wall and towers remain. What does remain, however, is still an imposing and impressive relic. For those that would rather get out of the city for the day and stretch their legs, you should explore the Pays d'Alencon which is part of Normandy's regional park.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Alencon
The nearby coastline heavily influences the cuisine here with bass, crustaceans, and herring all popular dishes. The Normandy region is also home to a large number of apple trees and cider, and Calvados are common here. As one would expect, French is the city's primary language and locals are always appreciative when you take the time to learn simple phrases to help break the ice. Speaking the native tongue will often help elicit a friendlier response to your questions. As long as you stay and soak up the history of Alencon, look to Hotels.com for all of your hotel needs. Hotels.com has been providing independent reviews since 2001 and has accumulated more than one million since. Using these reviews, you can get first hand accounts from previous travelers to help you chose the hotel that best suits you.