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Limoges
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Limoges Cathedral featuring heritage architecture and a church or cathedral

Famous for its porcelain, Limoges is also full of other treasures and is packed with all kinds of surprises... history, architecture, culture: get carried away by the historic capital of the Limousin region!

If you have the chance to arrive by train at Limoges-Bénédictins station, a listed historic building, you'll be charmed straight away by its architecture, which is unusual and opulent, just like the city itself. Founded over 2000 years ago, Limoges is bursting with history and has a real mix of influences. It's no surprise that it very quickly became an obligatory stop-off point on the Camino de Santiago.

Catholicism has left a deep impression on the city, as shown by the Cathedral of Saint-Étienne de Limoges and the church of Saint-Michel-des-Lions, both impressive buildings with fantastic stained glass windows depicting the town's ceramics heritage. To find out more, head for boulevard Louis Blanc and its porcelain shops, or the Musée national Adrien Dubouché, which boasts a porcelain collection of 300,000 pieces.

If you're an art lover and you want to see more, head for the Musée des Beaux-Arts. As for history buffs, they can explore the Musée de la Résistance and should make sure they take a guided tour of the city. Meanwhile, children will be delighted to climb aboard the little tourist train that criss-crosses the city! Limoges is also a thoroughly modern city, as evidenced by the Zénith and the Technopôle, both of which have a modernist architectural style and offer decidedly modern activities.

Limoges boasts a top-level basketball team, and sports fans won't want to miss a match at the Palais des Sports de Beaublanc. The very green city centre won't disappoint nature lovers and walkers, with the romantic Victor Thuillat park or the jardins de l’Évêché which is spread over five hectares. Beautiful walks can also be had along the river Vienne.

Getting to Limoges by train is simplicity itself as the station is easily connected to Paris in just over three hours. Limoges also has an international airport and the city and surrounding area are served by a number of trolleybus and bus routes.

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ibis budget Limoges
ibis budget Limoges
2 out of 5
14 Rue du Chinchauvaud, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
The price is £35 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Located in the heart of Limoges, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Massif Central and Champ de Juillet Park. Limoges Cathedral and Church ...
3.8/5Good! (90 reviews)
Did its job
"Good for what we wanted"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

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Novotel Limoges Le Lac
Novotel Limoges Le Lac
4 out of 5
2 Avenue d'Uzurat, Parc d'Activites Nord Jaune, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
The price is £95 per night from 19 Jun to 19 Jun
Situated on the riverwalk, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zenith de Limoges and Parc des Expositions de Limoges. Palais des Sports de Beaublanc ...
4.2/5Very Good! (398 reviews)
"Good hotel doing their best with COVID-19 restrictions."

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2020

Novotel Limoges Le Lac
Hôtel Mercure Limoges Centre
Hôtel Mercure Limoges Centre
4 out of 5
35 Place De La Republique, Access by No. 7 Boulevard Carnot, Limoges, Haute-Vienne
The price is £76 per night from 2 Jul to 2 Jul
Located in the heart of Limoges, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of St-Michel-des-Lions, Limoges Cathedral and Musee National Adrien ...
4.3/5Excellent! (294 reviews)
"Very convenient and convivial."

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2021

Hôtel Mercure Limoges Centre
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Belle Maison + Jaccuzzi à 10mn de la Plage
Belle Maison + Jaccuzzi à 10mn de la Plage
Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Beausejour and within 9 miles (15 km) of Aquarium La Rochelle and L'Espace Encan de La Rochelle. ...
Belle Maison + Jaccuzzi à 10mn de la Plage
House With 4 Bedrooms in Zugarramurdi, With Terrace
House With 4 Bedrooms in Zugarramurdi, With Terrace
3.5 out of 5
Situated in Baztan, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Grotte de Sare, Le Musée du Gâteau Basque and Cuevas de Zuggaramurdi. La Rhune and Le Train ...
House With 4 Bedrooms in Zugarramurdi, With Terrace
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Reviews of Limoges

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4/5 - Good

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1 Sep 2019

Lots to do, big city feel

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

14 Aug 2019

Had a fantastic meal at La Cuisine du Cliotre in old square. Exceptional food - no choice locally sourced menu and delicious Minuty rose wine. Highly recommend although not cheap. 150€ for 2 (4 course meal plus wine and coffee)

5/5 - Excellent

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19 Jul 2019

Limoges has trolleybuses

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

6 Mar 2019

First Sunday of the month many museums and galleries are free to access. The rest of the city closes on Sunday and so finding out places to eat is hard but this is typical for France.

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