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Cycle Route La Sarthe à vélo

No. of cycle route V44



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Elevation profile Cycle Route La Sarthe à vélo

Added on 11 Feb 2016,

on 11 Feb 2016

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Openstreetmap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (

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Start location

Alençon, Lower Normandy, FR (145 m NHN)

End location

Saumur, Pays de la Loire, FR (36 m NHN)

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0 km
0,0 km
150 m


FR-61000 Alençon


Hotel without restaurant (garni)


1 km
0,7 km
159 m


FR-61000 Alençon


Tourist information

Hours of opening

From January 1st to March 31st, from Monday to Saturday : 9:30am - 12:30pm / 2pm - 6pm

From April 1st to July 5th, from Monday to Friday : 9:30am - 12:30pm / 1:30pm - 6:30pm
and Saturday : 9:30am - 12:30pm / 2pm - 6:30pm

From July 6th to August 31st, from Monday to Saturday : 9:30am - 7pm
and Sunday : 10am - 12:30pm / 2pm - 4:30pm

From September 1st to December 31st, from Monday to Saturday : 9:30am - 12:30pm / 2pm - 6pm

Bank holidays : 10am - 12:30pm / 2pm - 4:30pm


1 km
0,7 km
153 m

FR-61000 Alençon


Old town

Château des ducs, Alençon
Basilique Notre-Dame, Alençon
Maison d’Ozé, Alençon
Halle au blé, Alençon

Alençon (French pronunciation: [a.lɑ̃.sɔ̃]) is a commune in Normandy, France, capital of the Orne department.

The city of Alençon was probably founded in the fourth century by Alan soldiers. The name is first seen in a document dated in the seventh century. During the tenth century, Alençon was a buffer state between Normandy and the Maine regions. In 1049-1051, William Duke of Normandy, later known as William the Conqueror and king of England, laid siege to the town, which had risen in support of the Count of Anjou along with two other towns of the Bellême estates, Domfront (then in Maine) and Bellême (held directly from King Henry I of France). According to Duke William's chaplain and panegyrist, William of Poitiers, the citizens insulted William by hanging animal skins from the walls, in reference to his ancestry as the illegitimate son of Duke Robert and a tanner's daughter. On capturing the town, William had a number of the citizens' hands and feet cut off in revenge. Alençon was occupied by the English during the Anglo-Norman wars of 1113 to 1203.

The city became the seat of a dukedom in 1415, belonging to the sons of the King of France until the French Revolution, and some of them played important roles in French history: see Duke of Alençon. The French Revolution caused relatively little disorder in this area although there were some royalist uprisings nearby.

A long-standing local fabric industry gave birth to the town's famous point d'Alençon lace in the 18th century. The economic development of the nineteenth century was based on iron foundries and mills in the surrounding region. In the first half of the twentieth century the city developed a flourishing printing industry.

On 17 June 1940 the German Army took occupation of Alençon. On 12 August 1944 Alençon was the first French city to be liberated by the French Army under General Leclerc, after minor bomb damage.

After the war the population sharply increased and new industries settled. Many of these were related to plastics and the town is now a major plastics educational centre.


  • Château des Ducs
  • Maison d'Ozé
  • Halle aux Blés
  • basilique Notre-Dame

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Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Alençon', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 May 2015, 02:53 UTC, <> [accessed 26 May 2015]

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