Attractions

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 Gallery 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…
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 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.
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…
Factory in Limoges

Porcelaine Royal Limoges

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 southeast of the train station.
Factory in Limoges

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, about 500m southeast of the train station.
Historic Building in Limoges

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 1900. It hosts rotating exhibits.