Rendez-vous in Pays d'Alençon
Pays d'Alençon - feel the difference !
Welcome to the Pays d’Alençon, a lovely area of France spanning the Orne and the Sarthe départements. This area takes as much pride in its revitalizing qualities as it does in its wealth of attractions, from the magnificent cathedral of Sées and the imposing château of Carrouges to Alençon’s glass-domed Cornmarket and the intricate stonework of the Notre Dame Church. Why not find out more about la dentelle and the world famous Point d’Alençon lacework invented here? Or visit the birthplace of Sainte Thérèse. Come and explore the immense forests of Perseigne and Ecouves or visit the watersports centre at Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe. Take a trip to Essay, the home of rally cross and go karting, or see the traditional craft museums in Mamers and the Saosnois district. Or, stop in Saint-Cénerile-Gerei, one of ‘France’s most beautiful villages.'
Where history meets contemporary living
Whether you visit the chateau in Carrouges, the village of Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei, the Episcopal cities of Sées and Essay, or the towns of Alençon and Mamers, you can experience the joys of the past, present and future all in one. Alençon and its surrounding areas boast a rich heritage while embracing contemporary innovations.
What better way is there to get to know an area and its people than to join them at their traditional events and festivals? Come along, try our local products and have some fun! Those of you who love to walk, mountain bike and horseback ride will love the Pays d’Alençon for its great variety of landscapes and trails.