Hotel ** in Saumur
One of the oldest hotels in Saumur
This hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Saumur, which was partially destroyed during World War II because of its proximity to the station and the bridge over the Loire, tactically destroyed two structures to prevent the enemy from advancing . After the war the hotel was rebuilt and raised one floor.
Alcyon, a bird name...
The alcyon is a sea bird that makes its nest only on a calm sea and whose encounter was once synonymous with happy omen. Mythology. Mr. Grecque. Fabulous bird nesting in the sea. When he hatches his eggs (fifteen days centered on the autumnal equinox), the sea is always calm.
Alcyon, a bicycle brand
The production of the bicycles Alcyon begins in 1902, that of the motorcycles in 1904 with the manufacture of a model with motor ZL. Alessandro Anzani is world motorcycle champion in 1905, on a Buchet motor model. In the same year, the cycling team Alcyon was created. The brand is equipped with a larger number of other cyclists. Alcyon bicycles won 14 tours of France, 12 Paris-Roubaix and 13 Bordeaux-Paris. Small manufacturer of the western suburbs of Paris, Alcyon is one of the most titled.
It began its activities in 1906. With François Faber (1909), Octave Lapize (1910), Gustave Garrigou (1911) and Odile Defraye (1912), Alcyon wins four consecutive Tour de France. New period of splendor between 1927 and 1929 with three new successes on the Grande Boucle: Nicolas Frantz (1927 and 1928) and Maurice De Waele (1929). This series ends with the setting up of national teams.
In 1909, Calais is the manager of the team and Alphonse Baugé the sports director.
Ludovic Feuillet became sports director of the Alcyon team in 1910 The runners under his direction won: 7 Men's Road Cycling World Championship Subsequently, Alcyon acquired various brands such as Olympique Cycles, La Française and Labor.
Alcyon was bought by Peugeot in 1954.
Hôtel Alcyon Saumur