Friday, August 20, 2004


Town, Orne d�partement, Basse-Normandie r�gion, northwestern France. Alen�on lies at the juncture of the Sarthe and Briante rivers, in the centre of a plain ringed by wooded hills. It is known for its tulle and lace (especially point d'Alen�on), introduced from Venice in the mid-17th century. Incorporated in the duchy of Normandy in 911, it was capital of the county and duchy of