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 frescoes and a copper-topped clock tower.

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Nearby Limoges attractions

2. Musée de la Résistance

0.43 MILES

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

3. Porcelaine Royal Limoges

0.43 MILES

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…

4. Four des Casseaux

0.43 MILES

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…

5. Église St-Pierre du Queyroix

0.45 MILES

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

6. 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…

7. 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…

8. Pavillon du Verdurier

0.51 MILES

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