Travel to Limoges : France

Limoges in the Limousin region of France is well-known for its porcelain and enamels, this region of France borders the Dordogne and the Loire Valley.
Limoges in the Limousin region of France is well-known for its porcelain and enamels, this region of France borders the Dordogne and the Loire Valley.

It is beneficial to have your own transport particularly if you would like to discover more places of interest and visitor attractions in the surrounding areas.

The Gothic style Cathédrale St-Etienne dominates the city it was started in the 13th century and added to over the centuries, it has many examples of Romanesque art. It is well worth visiting. One of the best museums in the city is the Musée Muncipal de I’ Évêché with one of the largest collections of enamel ware. Some of these examples date back to the 12th century. It also has an excellent collection of Egyptian archaeology and a collection of paintings.

A place to visit where you can relax, have a stroll are the Evéche Gardens, you can enjoy tree-lined walks, admire the lovely flower beds and see thousands of plant species in the botanical gardens from five continents. This garden is one of Limoges most beautiful parks; there are others to visit if you wish also.

If you are interested in porcelain and the processes involved in making the products you should visit the Musée Adrien-Dubouché, as well as displaying local goods it has china, porcelain, pottery and stoneware from around the world. The museum became a national museum in the 19th century and has the biggest public collection of porcelain in the city.

As you wander around exploring Limoges you will see lovely old buildings you can call at the Tourist Office for details of any organized tours they may have on offer and details of various visitor attractions that may interest you personally.

You will find a wealth of places to eat and most are good value, in the summer months you can sit out and enjoy your refreshments. There are some fine restaurants, music cafés and bars for your evening entertainment. Another place you might like to see is the Church of St.-Michel-des-lions built in the 14th and 15th centuries, there are two stunning 15th century windows inside.

There are many places you might like to visit within easy reach of Limoges. About 25km away is the village of Oradour-Sur-Glane this is the place where 642 inhabitants were killed by the Nazis on the 10th June 1944 the village has been conserved as a memorial and an important reminder of mans atrocities.

The village still stands as the soldiers left it long ago. There are buses from Limoges to Oradour.

Approximately 45km to the west of Limoges is the very attractive walled town of Rochechouart and is worth visiting if you are exploring the area, and nearby at Chassenon call and see the Roman Baths, there are some original floor tiles and the intricate piping system which is worth seeing. You should find many places of interest to enjoy on your holiday break in this area of France.

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