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Limoges is a delightful place to visit, especially for those who appreciate decorative arts. The wealth generated by the ceramics and enamelware industry in Limoges is reflected in its sumptuous medieval buildings made of rose-coloured granite. Even the main train station, Gare de Limoges-Bénédictins, built in art-deco style and completed in1929, is an impressive sight to behold. It is considered one of the most beautiful stations in Europe.
Its position in west-central France is ideal for extending your trip by visiting other desirable tourist destinations with a Limoges car hire, which you can pre-book before arriving.
Flights to Limoges will arrive at Limoges-Bellegarde Airport, and in 15 to 20 minutes, with a Limoges hire car, you will be in the town centre.
Limoges is ceramics lovers’ dream. The high-quality decorated porcelain manufactured here came to be known as ‘Limoges porcelain’. The The Musée National Adrien Dubouché houses one of France’s two outstanding ceramics collections (the other one being in Paris). A walk through its medieval town centre of Limoges with its cobbled streets, timber-framed houses, and medieval buildings is like a time travel. Underneath the town’s old quarter, lie hidden a series of underground tunnels called La Règle.
Half an hour away from Limoges, you will find Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat with an 11th century church, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The town has always been a pilgrimage centre around the tomb of Saint Leonard, which, according to legend, helps women wanting to be blessed with a husband and children. North of Limoges on the N147 is Bellac, a medieval town with, hometown of French writer Jean Giradoux. The town has stunning Romanesque architecture, especially the 12th church of Nortre-Dame-de-Bellac, which combines Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
You can hire a rental car from one of the following companies:
With a Limoges hire car, there are a number of day trips you can make from Limoges. In under three hours drive to
You must be over 18 to eligible to drive in France. Driving licences issued in EU and EEA countries are accepted. Drive on the right, overtake on the left. Mobile phones cannot be used while driving, even with headphones. Exception is made for devices used with wireless Bluetooth.
The speed limit on French motorways (‘autoroutes’) is 80mph, but when it rains, it falls to 68mph. All motorways are prefixed with an A and charge a toll. If you prefer not to pay, find alternative directions avoiding the autoroutes. ‘Gazole’ is not petrol/gasoline in French but diesel. Nonleaded petrol is ‘san plomb’.
French motorways are under private management. If you have a breakdown you cannot call your own breakdown assistance company immediately. Using the orange emergency telephones, which can be found every 2km in motorways and main roads, ask the police or the official local breakdown service for help. If you cannot find an orange phone, dial 112 for emergency services.
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