Attractions

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 Church in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

Abbatiale St-Pierre

Beaulieu’s most celebrated feature is this 12th-century Romanesque abbey church, with a wonderful tympanum (c 1130) depicting incredible scenes from the Last Judgment, including dancing apostles and resurrected sinn…
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…
Top Choice Church in Solignac

Abbaye St-Pierre de Solignac

This still-operational 11th-century church is a Romanesque wonder, renowned for its 14m-wide domed roof. The stalls in the nave are decorated with carved wooden sculptures of human heads, fantastical animals and a m…
Museum in Limousin

Centre de la Mémoire

Through multimedia displays and survival testimonies, this moving museum pays tribute to the 642 victims of the brutal Oradour-sur-Glane massacre, which was carried out by the Nazi SS 'Das Reich' Division on 10 June…
Chateau in Arnac-Pompadour

Château de Pompadour

The history of Pompadour's 15th-century château is intertwined with that of its stud farm. While you can peek in 11 rooms on a self-guided tour (the interior was damaged during the Revolution and again during a 19th…
Church in Collonges-la-Rouge

St-Pierre Church

The fortified St-Pierre church, constructed from the 11th to the 15th centuries on the site of an 8th-century Benedictine priory, is an important stop on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. In an unusual show …
Museum in Aubusson

Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie

This museum moved to a grand new space at the colourfully striped former National School of Decorative Arts in 2016. The building was completely redesigned to explore tapestry worldwide, and Aubusson's particular hi…