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Visit Limoges

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
Premiere Classe Limoges Nord
Premiere Classe Limoges Nord
54, Rue Frederic Bastiat, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
NZ$56
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21

Situated in Limoges, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of ESTER Technopole, Zenith de Limoges and Parc des Expositions de Limoges. L'Aquapolis is 2.9 mi (4.7 ...

3.5/5Good! (542 reviews)

"Position near main road system makes it ideal for stopover on drive south."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2019

Premiere Classe Limoges Nord
Campanile Limoges Nord
Campanile Limoges Nord
3 out of 5
21 Allee Du Moulin Pinard, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
NZ$85
per night
Jan 10 - Jan 11

Situated in Limoges, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Zenith de Limoges and within 3 miles (5 km) of Limoges Cathedral and Musee National Adrien Dubouche. Church ...

4.1/5Very Good! (195 reviews)

"Staff very friendly both at reception and restaurant. Room perfectly adequate for a 2 night stay. Clean and comfortable. Food very good and excellent value."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2019

Campanile Limoges Nord
Novotel Limoges Le Lac
Novotel Limoges Le Lac
4 out of 5
2 Avenue d'Uzurat, Parc d'Activites Nord Jaune, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
NZ$138
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Zenith de Limoges, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Parc des Expositions de Limoges and Palais des Sports ...

4.2/5Very Good! (348 reviews)

"Good place for an over night stop"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2019

Novotel Limoges Le Lac

Popular things to do 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.

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.

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.

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

The Musée Nationale Adrien Dubouché houses the largest public collection of Limoges porcelain in the world. Further to this, the museum also displays 18,000 pieces that catalogue the history of ceramics from Antiquity to the modern day.