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Limoges Visitor information

Limoges is one of the world’s porcelain capitals and is the rightful home of France’s national museum for this craft, the museum is centrally located.

But Limoges is also known for its medieval and Renaissance enamels on copper, and for its oak barrels which are used for Cognac and Bordeaux production. The museum of the Distilleries is part of the main distillery founded in 1789, it explains the history behind the place and also the process of making, with of course, some tasting at the end of the tour. 

Next to the Cathedral you will find the Museum of Fine Arts of Limoges, the setting is delightful, in the former Episcopal palace. You will see the world’s richest collections of enamel, which has been the speciality of the city from the 12th century onwards. You will also find paintings by Matisse, Renoir and Fernand Léger, to name three of the most famous artists. 

The region Limousin was  a Resistance hotbed during the Second World War, and the massacres at nearby Tulle and Oradour-sur-Glane were the sad cost paid for this rebellious spirit. Therefore there is a Résistance museum giving lots of information about the invasion and the Vichy government and all kinds of artefacts relating to the Maquis: An Underwood typewriter, makeshift torture devices, a Weirod gun used by the British SOE and the deportation uniform worn by a captured “résistante”.

How to get around? 

Limoges town centre can be done by walking easily. 

However, if you wish to get to different tourist attractions across the city, the best option of transport is the bus, which commutes in and outside of the city. 

Limoges Airport- Bellegarde is one of the smallest airports in France, served by Ryanair and Chalair. Ryanair operates flights to Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and London Stansted From Limoges airport, there isn't a dedicated bus service to and from the airport however. A walk is required to the nearest bus stops. 

The main railway station of Limoges is the Gare de Limoges-Bénédictins and is centrally located. It offers direct connections with Paris, and Toulouse, and several regional destinations. 

History of Limoges

Limoges is a city located in the Limousin region in west central France. 

Limoges is spoilt with a flamboyant gothic cathedral, a sight you would normally only find on the north side of the River Loire. 

Construction started in the 11th century and was 6 centuries in the making of this beautiful holy site. The gothic monument is remarkable for its stained-glass windows and gargoyles. It also has a botanical garden just behind the Cathedral. Inside the cathedral, you'll find the world's largest black Virgin made of enamel.

In the city centre, along the pedestrian narrow street, the Chapel of St. Aurelianus was built in the 1400s small chapel that hosts the relics of Saint Aurelianus in Limoges. 

Not too far from the chapel, you can also visit during your spiritual journey the Saint-Michel-des-Lions church, it is one the main churches in Limoges. It derives its name from the two Gallo-Roman stone lions that stand guard at the entrance of the building. 

Outside of Limoges, you can make a brief drive to Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the collegiate church. The Church of Saint-Léonard is a romanesque masterpiece, built in the 11th and 12th centuries and unchanged since then. You can find St. Leonard’s tomb inside, under his symbolic prison chains.

Leonard was a 6th-century Frankish noble who converted to Christianity and made it his mission to liberate prisoners deemed worthy of freedom, becoming the patron saint prisoners after he was beatified.

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