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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
Novotel Limoges Le Lac
Novotel Limoges Le Lac
4 out of 5
2 Avenue d'Uzurat, Parc d'Activites Nord Jaune, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$155 per night

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zenith de Limoges and Parc des Expositions de Limoges. Palais des Sports de Beaublanc and Champ ...

4.2/5Excellent! (366 reviews)

"Friendly helpful staff, lovely comfortable bed and immaculate bathroom. Great room service. Overall a great experience"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Novotel Limoges Le Lac
ibis budget Limoges
ibis budget Limoges
2 out of 5
14 Rue du Chinchauvaud, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
The price is NZ$77 per night

Located in the heart of Limoges, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Champ de Juillet Park, Limoges Cathedral and Church of St-Pierre-du-Queyroix. Limoges ...

3.9/5Very Good! (41 reviews)

"Limpio y buen hotel para pasar descansar durante un viaje corto. Restaurante propio y cerca alugares para conocer caminando."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020

ibis budget Limoges
The Originals Access, Hôtel Limoges Nord (P'tit Dej-Hotel)
The Originals Access, Hôtel Limoges Nord (P'tit Dej-Hotel)
2 out of 5
42 rue Frédéric Bastiat, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
The price is NZ$77 per night

Situated in Limoges, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Zenith de Limoges and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Parc des Expositions de Limoges. Palais des Sports de Beaublanc ...

4/5Very Good! (216 reviews)

"The room was very clean and comfy the staff were lovely and the breakfast was very good"…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2019

The Originals Access, Hôtel Limoges Nord (P'tit Dej-Hotel)

Popular places to visit in Limoges

Limoges Cathedral
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Limoges Cathedral

5/5(1 review)

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

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

Musee National Adrien Dubouche
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Musee National Adrien Dubouche

Thousands of pieces of porcelain from all around the world, especially Limoges, are on display at this extensive modern museum.

Gare de Limoges
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Gare de Limoges

Whether you’re catching a train or not, be sure to visit this “secular cathedral,” an early 20th-century icon that sits on a hill north of Old Town Limoges.

Chapel of St-Aurelien
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Chapel of St-Aurelien

This beautiful tiny church, a cherished building preserved by the Butchers’ Guild, is a testament to Limousin’s community and religious spirit. 

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

4/5(1 review)

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

NZ$12
Per adult

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