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Poster of Alençon

    Alençon City Map Poster

  • Name:Alençon
  • Country:France
  • Continent:Europe
  • Label:Alençon, France
  • Coordinates:48.44N / 0.10W
  • Price:$19.99
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About Alençon

Contents History 1 Geography 2 Climate 2.1 Toponymy 2.2 Demographics 3 Sights and monuments 4 Economy 5 Transport 6 Education 7 Culture 8 Sport 9 Twin towns 10 See also 11 References 12 External links 13 Bibliography 14 Further reading 15 External links 15.1 History[edit] Alençon was founded by the Romans in the first century BC as a fortified camp on a strategic site at the confluence of two rivers, where an important crossroads lay between Normandy and Brittany.[3][4] The town became later one of the more significant towns in Normandy during William's conquest; it was here that he gathered his forces before crossing to England after his victory at Hastings.[5] It is still surrounded by its mediaeval ramparts, part of which can be walked round today or viewed from above (the Tour de Guet).

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