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 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 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 Gastronomy in Brive-la-Gaillarde

La Table d'Olivier

Reserve ahead for a seat at Brive's top table, where refined, creative local cuisine is served with charm. Dishes arrive looking like small works of art. Save room for delicate desserts.
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…
Top Choice French in Collonges-la-Rouge

Auberge de Benges

Collonges’ top table for locally sourced ingredients, creativity and a relaxed ambience. Step through the wisteria-clad entry to a terrace with sweeping views from the foot of the village.