uilt at the gateway to Normandy and Maine, Alençon is two hours away from Paris and Mont-Saint-Michel. It owes its two-thousand years existence to its location at the natural crossroad ti northern and south Europe. Ideal for tourist wishing to enjoy the « air of the country », The Alençon area offers superb rambling the Ecouves Forest to the Alpes Mancelles. The renown of Alençon comes from a highly delicate art : the very famous lace. Two museums are dedicated to it. As a town of faith, Alençon is the birth place of Saint Theresa. As a cultural top place ; Alençon offers an exceptional architectural heritage : the ols town. The castle of Dukes, The town Hall, the church of our Lady and its impressive flamboyant Gothic porch.