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Highlights in Limoges
- Medieval heritage
- High place of the history of porcelain: Proximity to the Massif Central
- Cuisine of the region
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Limoges is the ideal destination for a weekend in a big city or a week of escape. The Haute-Vienne prefecture is located in the foothills of the Massif Central and is a place well suited to green tourism. Rentals in Limoges are located in the city centre, in the pretty more outlying residential areas such as Les Émailleurs and in the surrounding countryside. This practical and warm accommodation is suitable for families and couples but also for groups of friends wishing to visit Limoges and its surroundings at their leisure.
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Location and orientation
Limoges is the second largest urban area in the New Aquitaine region after Bordeaux. Nicknamed "the capital of the arts of fire" for its many porcelain factories, it is surrounded by a vast rural area renowned for the beauty of its landscapes. The nearest major cities are Clermont-Ferrand, 150 km further east, Châteauroux 120 km further north and Angoulême, 100 km to the southwest.Escape to Limoges for a few days
By train, allow about 1h30 to reach Limoges from Poitiers and 2h30 from Bordeaux. Parisians will have to go to Austerlitz Station and take an Intercité to Limoges. The Paris - Limoges journey takes three hours by direct train. If you plan to stay in the city centre and visit the emblematic buildings of Limoges, you will not need to have your own vehicle. However, a car will be needed to discover other parts of Haute-Vienne. If your trip is scheduled between December and March, you can even go skiing. Some very famous resorts in the Massif Central such as Super-Besse and Le Mont Doré are only about 200 km away. By road, allow four hours of travel via the A10 and A20 to Limoges from Paris.
Destination for art and history lovers
The agglomeration has two distinct historical districts: the Upper Town, around the Saint-Martial Abbey, and the City, near the cathedral. Strolling through these two beautifully restored parts of the city is an opportunity to admire traditional half-timbered houses, numerous private mansions inherited from the Renaissance as well as dozens of small churches and medieval chapels. After a long walk, nothing beats sitting on a terrace in one of Limoges' pretty squares, such as the Temple Courtyard, to admire the majestic architecture of the place even more.Discover the underside of Limoges
Go down six feet underground to survey the hundreds of underground galleries that cross the city. Accompanied by a guide, you can visit the former crypt of the abbey church and see a baptistery from the early Christian period. This atypical visit will delight young and old alike.
With its many parks and gardens, Limoges is at the forefront of France's greenest cities.
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This great museum is entirely dedicated to the craftsmanship that has made Limoges famous. Thousands of porcelain pieces are on display and many rooms retrace the history of ceramic factories in the region.2.Go to the station... without taking a train
The Benedictines are one of the most emblematic buildings in the city but also one of the most beautiful stations in France. Its facade, an original combination of Art Nouveau and Art Deco influences, its bell tower and opulent dome give the station its unique silhouette.3.Enjoy a good meal
Do not leave Limoges without having tried the famous black pudding with chestnut, potato pâtés or brew, vegetable soup and bacon in one of the city's breweries.