LimogesFrance

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Expand your love of fine art when you see the porcelain work that this city is known for. Then tour ancient churches and unwind in flower filled gardens.

For more than 200 years, Limoges has been a renowned center for porcelain production, while its enamel industry goes back to the Middle Ages. The prosperity they brought to the city is reflected in some of its grand old buildings. Discover the history, art and culture of Limoges in its museums, galleries and architecture.

Stroll through the streets of the city's historic quarters to sightsee its old buildings, including the gothic Saint-Etienne's Cathedral. Construction of the church started in 1273 and was completed in the second half of the 19th century. See the relics of St. Martial, the patron saint of Limoges at the Church of Saint Michel des Lions. Its name comes from the two lion statues that guard the entrance. Visit the Crypt of Saint Martial, the tomb of the saint.

Elsewhere, find more examples of beautiful buildings, including the art deco train station and magnificent City Hall.

If you are into porcelain, see thousands of pieces at the National Porcelain Museum and also at the Fine Arts Museum in the former bishop's palace. Inside this 18th-century building, you will also find paintings by Impressionist masters and a collection of painted enamels from the Renaissance. More of the city’s past can be uncovered at the Museum of the Resistance. It tells the story of Limoges during World War II and how some of its citizens fought back against Nazi occupation.

Limoges is also a city known for its trees and green spaces. Go for a stroll or a bike ride along the banks of the River Vienne and visit parks and the botanical garden. One of the most popular nature escapes is Evéche Gardens. Stroll by fountains and enjoy the sight and scents of hundreds of plants.

In the evenings, find a number of gourmet restaurants around the historic quarters. Be sure to try Limoges cognac, a local specialty.

Reach Limoges by flying into its airport or driving or taking the train from Paris, approximately 240 miles (386 kilometers) away. With art, grandiose buildings and riverside walks, Limoges is an attractive blend of culture and relaxation.

Top Hotels in Limoges

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Campanile Limoges Nord
Campanile Limoges Nord
3 out of 5
21 Allee Du Moulin Pinard, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
$50
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Situated in Limoges, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Zenith de Limoges and Parc des Expositions de Limoges. ESTER Technopole and L'Aquapolis are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (210 reviews)

"Clean good restaurant friendly staff close to the motorway. Spot on for an overnight stop"…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Campanile Limoges Nord
Citotel Les Alizes
Citotel Les Alizes
3 out of 5
79 avenue de l'aeroport, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
$43
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Palais des Sports de Beaublanc, University of Limoges, and Place de la Motte. Musee National ...

3.7/5Good! (217 reviews)
Excellent

"Great safe hotel, handy for stopping off on worktrips"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Citotel Les Alizes
ibis Limoges Centre
ibis Limoges Centre
3 out of 5
6 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
$49
per night
Mar 27 - Mar 28

Located in the heart of Limoges, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Musee National Adrien Dubouche and Church of St-Michel-des-Lions. University of Limoges ...

4.1/5Very Good! (163 reviews)

"Juste mettre un petit frigo dans la chambre ou sinon, au moins offrir de la glace pour refroidir le vin que l'on achète ou la nourriture que l'on veut garder au frais. Sinon, le personnel est très sympathique et accueillant! La chambre est moderne et propre, rien a redire et c' est à 15 minutes à ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

ibis Limoges Centre

Popular things to do in Limoges

Limoges Cathedral
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Limoges Cathedral

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Containing parts of Limousin history from Roman times to the present, this magnificent Gothic house of worship is an important part of the skyline of Limoges.

Jardin de l'Eveche
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Jardin de l'Eveche

5/5(1 review)

A local favorite, this extensive city park next to the biggest landmarks of Limoges contains a botanic garden and French-style lawns.

Church of St-Michel-des-Lions
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Church of St-Michel-des-Lions

Rising above the narrow streets, this 14th-century house of worship topped by a globe is a distinctive landmark for visitors and locals.

Top activities in Limoges

Open visit to the Limoges porcelain museum – Musée National
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Open visit to the Limoges porcelain museum – Musée National

$8
Per adult

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Feb 13, 2020

Limpio y buen hotel para pasar descansar durante un viaje corto

3/5 - Okay

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Oct 21, 2019

Busy.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 1, 2019

I go there to purchase the famous Limoges porcelain...so if you are into porcelain, you should visit the manufacturers...

4/5 - Good

Elena

Mar 19, 2019

Limoges has an old town with a cathedral and botanical garden, that has a very nice view of the the river. The medieval part is very nice. You need half a day to visit both parts.

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 9, 2019

I would go back there with my husband for a weekend to walk around the town and explore. This place is full of charm.