Must see attractions in Limoges

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    Musée des Beaux Arts

    The city’s wonderful art museum is inside the beautifully restored 18th-century bishops’ palace. Get an overview of the town's history through Roman…

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    Musée National Adrien Dubouché

    This museum, founded in 1845, has one of France’s two outstanding ceramics collections (the other is in Sèvres, southwest of Paris), so it’s a must for…

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    Cathédrale St-Étienne

    Built between 1273 and 1888, Limoges’ Gothic cathedral is worth a visit for the Flamboyant-style Portail St-Jean, as well as a glorious rose window, a…

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    Église St-Michel des Lions

    Named for the two granite lions flanking its door, Église St-Michel des Lions was built between the 14th and 16th centuries. It contains the relics …

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    Rue de la Boucherie

    Pedestrianised rue de la Boucherie was named for the butchers’ shops that lined the street in the Middle Ages. Today it has many attractive medieval half…

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    Porcelaine Royal Limoges

    One of the oldest porcelain factories, dating from 1797, offers guided tours by reservation, and has the 19.5m-high Four des Casseaux, the only surviving…

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    Musée de la Résistance

    The Limousin was a stronghold of the Resistance during WWII, and this museum explores the story of their struggle against German occupation through…

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    Pavillon du Verdurier

    Around Limoges, look out for porcelain and enamel tiles on many buildings, including the Pavillon du Verdurier, a beautiful octagonal building dating from…

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    Four des Casseaux

    Four des Casseaux is the only surviving 18th-century brick kiln used in Limoges' porcelain factories. It's part of the factory of Porcelaine Royal Limoges…

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    Gare des Bénédictins

    Completed in 1929, Limoges' train station is one of France’s most resplendent. It was designed by Roger Gonthier and is graced by a copper dome, carved…

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    Jardin de l’Évêché

    Alongside Cathédrale St-Étienne, Limoges’ beautiful botanical garden stretches down towards the river, with super views. Medicinal and toxic herbs have…

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    Offers guided tours of porcelain production, from raw material to finished pieces. The factory is 1km northwest of Limoges’ centre.

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    Chapelle St-Aurélien

    Tiny 1475 Chapelle Saint-Aurélien, dedicated to the patron saint of butchers, was acquired and maintained by the butchers' guild.

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    Crypt of St Martial

    All that remains of the once-great pilgrimage point St-Martial abbey, founded in AD 848, is a faint outline on place de la République, and an underground…

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    Cour du Temple

    Tucked away between rue du Temple and rue du Consulat, this tiny enclosed courtyard is surrounded by 16th-century hôtels particuliers (private mansions)…

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    Maison de la Boucherie

    The Maison de la Boucherie houses a small history museum, and nearby is the tiny Chapelle Saint-Aurélien, dedicated to the patron saint of butchers.

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    Église St-Pierre du Queyroix

    The moody late-Gothic Église St-Pierre du Queyroix is notable for its characteristic Limousin belfry and stained glass.

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    Screens a short film and has a small museum; 3km southeast of Limoges’ centre.