Choose a B&B in Orne in one of the many historic towns of the region. Pont d'Alencon is the capital and the home of exquisite needlepoint lace-making. Alencon has a history stretching back to medieval times, in the 19th century it became a centre for artists who drew not only on canvas, but on the walls of the local inns in exchange for board and lodgings. Another attractive destination for a getaway in Orne is the spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne offering antioxidant natural spa waters and the latest relaxing beauty treatments. At night Bagnoles is called the ‘town of a thousand lights' thanks to the glitzy restaurants and impressive casinos.