Top things to do

Top Choice Gallery in Limoges

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 artefacts and medieval treasures, or contemplate the excellent fin…
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 French in Limoges

La Table du Couvent

This modish restaurant in a former Carmelite convent is one of the city’s most popular eateries, with tables set among rough brick walls. Sit at the open kitchen counter to watch meals being prepared, including loca…
Top Choice French in Limoges

Philippe Redon

Book ahead for a spot at this romantic modern restaurant that serves some of the best food in the region. Dishes incorporate fresh seasonal produce from truffles to Limousin beef, and service is snappy and welcoming…
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 the skull) of St Martial, Limoges’ first bishop, who con…
Market in Limoges

Halles Centrales

Limoges’ central market runs the gourmet gamut from local cheese to Limousin beef.
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…
Sandwiches in Limoges


You’ll never think about grilled cheese in the same way after a visit to this clever croque monsieur bar. Eight different varieties (think chicken with cantal cheese, pancetta with Saint-Nectaire and potatoes, or du…
Factory in Limoges

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 18th-century brick kiln. It’s 500m southeast of the train sta…