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Porcelain connoisseurs will already be familiar with the legendary name of Limoges. For over 200 years, the city has thrived as the top producer of excellent hard-paste porcelain (china) in France. Several factories continue to make ‘limoges’ and stunning examples fill ci...
...of southwestern France. It's not nearly as exciting as the Dordogne to the south or the Loire to the north, but it does offer a chance to get off the beaten path, and aficionados will like Limoges for its porcelain and Aubusson for its tapestries.Technically the Limousin région is made up of three départements: Haute-Vienne, in the west, the capital of which is lively Limoges; the ru...
Just off the A20, 10km west of the city, Limoges Airport is a major UK gateway, served by budget carriers including Ryanair and Flybe, as well as Air France. Domestic destinations include Paris Orly, Lyon, Nice and Ajaccio (Corsica).
One of the oldest factories, dating from 1797, offers guided tours by reservation, and has the 19.5m-high Four des Casseaux , the only surviving 18th-century brick kiln. It’s 500m southe...
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