Top Choice Church in Limoges

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 Renaissance choir screen (beneath the organ loft), and three orn…
Top Choice Church in Limoges

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 (including his skull) of St Martial, Limoges’ first bishop, who con…
Top Choice Gardens in Limoges

Jardin de l’Évêché

Alongside Cathédrale St-Étienne, Limoges’ beautiful botanical garden terraces down to the river, with super views. Medicinal and toxic herbs have been grown here since medieval times.
Top Choice Museum in Limoges

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 ceramics lovers. Displays illustrate the evolution from earthen…
Top Choice Historic Site in Limoges

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-timbered houses, and the Maison de la Boucherie operates a sm…
Top Choice Art Museum in Limoges

Musée des Beaux Arts

The city’s wonderful art museum is inside the beautifully restored 18th-century bishops’ palace. Come either to explore the exquisite building or the excellent collections of Limoges porcelain and enamel, fine paint…
Museum in Limoges

Cité des Métiers et des Arts

Showcases work by top members of France’s craft guilds.
Tomb in Limoges

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 tomb dedicated to the city’s patron saint. Entry is by touris…
Church in Limoges

Église St-Pierre du Queyroix

The moody Église St-Pierre du Queyroix is notable for its characteristic Limousin belfry and stained glass.
Museum in Limoges

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 archive film, photography and wartime memorabilia, including photos…