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12 blvd de Fleurus Limoges

Tel:+33 (0)5 55 34 46 87
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Limoges has been producing fine china ware since the early 1770s when kaolin deposits were discovered nearby.  Although not quite the thriving trading centre it was in the past Limoges has great museums and galleries dedicated to the legendary local craft.

The Gothic cathedral is also worth a visit and lies on a plateau looking out over the river Vienne.  The cathedral is surrounded by the botanical garden or Jardin de L'Eveche with its medicinal herbs and flowers.  To the west of the cathedral is the old quarter with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses.

Limoges is a good base for discovering some of the delightful Limousin countryside with its lakes, springs, rivers and medieval towns such as Solignac.

What to See - Limoges Attractions

Le parc du Reynou
le Vigan, Limoges
exotic animal park near the pretty medieval village of Solignac
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep:daily; Oct-Mar: Wed, Sat & Sun | Tel: +33 (0)5 55 00 40 00

Oradour-sur-Glane, Limoges
site of the horrific SS massacre in 1944 and now a war memorial

Cinema Lido
3 ave du General de Gaulle, Limoges 87000
screens films in their original version
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)5 55 77 26 71

Conservatoire National de Region de Limoges
9 rue Fitz-James, Limoges 87000
concerts and lessons in classical instrument making
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)5 55 45 95 50

Musee de la resistance et de la deportation
Place de la Cathedrale, Limoges 87000
well referenced museum which illustrates the Resistance movement
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon: Jun-mid-Sept; pms mid Sep-May; Tue:Jul-Se | Tel: +33 (0)5 55 45 98 10

Eglise St-Michel des Lions
rue Adrien Dubouche, Limoges 87000
a 14th - 16th century church guarded by two granite lions

Galerie du Canal
15 rue du Canal, Limoges 87000
a cooperative gallery run by six experienced enamelists
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tues-Sat plus Mon in Jul,Aug & Dec | Tel: +33 (0)5 55 33 14 11

Bernardaud porcelain factory
27 ave Albert Thomas, Limoges 87000
demonstrations of enamel production plus factory tour
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep:daily; rest of yr: Mon-Fri | Tel: +33 (0)5 55 10 55 91

Musee Municipal de L'Eveche, Musee de l'Email
Place de la Cathedrale, Limoges 87000
a fine display of some 500 local enamels
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Aug:daily; Oct-Jun:Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)5 55 35 98 10

Musee National Adrien-Dubouche
Place Winston Churchill, Limoges 87000
the history of ceramics with over 10,000 exhibits
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)5 55 33 08 50