Alencon tourism and travel guide
Visit Alencon: highlights and tourist informationTravel Guide To Visit Attractions
France This Way comment: There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as a centre for lace production
This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Alencon. For detailed visitor information see the Alencon travel guide.
Alencon is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region, in the north of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Orne department (general information: Alencon is 173 kilometres from Paris).
Alencon, France: places to visit and attractions
Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Alencon in Normandy.
Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!
... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Orne
Map of places to visit near Alencon
Markets in and near Alencon
Market days in Alencon: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday;
- Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
- Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (17km)
- Sees: market Saturday (20km)
- Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (22km)
- Mamers: market Monday (23km)
- Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (23km)
- Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (28km)
- Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (32km)
- Conlie: market Thursday (35km)
- Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (36km)
More information about Alencon, Normandy
Tourist attractions near Alencon, France
Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Alencon.
Most beautiful villages in France
(see also beautiful French villages)
- Carrouges Chateau (23km)
Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)
- Argentan (36km)
Regional Natural Parcs
- Normandie-Maine (23km)
- Sassy (27km)
Sites of natural beauty
- Forêt de Perseigne (13km)
- Forêt d'Écouves (13km)
- Signal d'Écouves (14km)
- Mont du Haut-Fourché (14km)
Towns of Art and history
(recommended place to break a long journey)
- Tourouvre (46km)
Geography and distances
Distance to Alencon
from Alencon (prefecture): 1 km
from Paris: 173 km
from Calais: 308 km
from Nice: 763 km
from Bordeaux: 403 km
from Strasbourg: 565 km
Alencon is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ferry ports with Caen being especially close, typically within an hours drive. For driving distances to Alencon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arconnay, Cerise, Champfleur, Chenay, Colombiers, Conde-sur-Sarthe, Cuissai, Damigny, Heloup, Le Chevain, Lonrai, Mieuxce, Saint-Germain-du-Corbeis, Saint-Paterne, Semalle and Valframbert.
This page in French: Visiter Alencon