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What to see - Limoges

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Limoges, the capital of Limousin, is internationally renowned for its porcelain and has just been awarded recognition as "Town of Art and History". Visit its parks which are among France's finest, its monuments : The Bénédictins train station, Town Hall, the Adrien-Dubouché Museum, the cathedral, to name a few. Stroll through Limoges's old quarters, the Rue de la Boucherie, Rue du Temple, Rue du Rajat... At the heart of the city, discover its huge covered market or wander along the Vienne riverside.

Limoges, another vision of tradition

Limoges, capital of the Limousin is an amazing city. Steeped in art history, but resolutely turned towards modernity city has adapted to the changing needs of its residents and visitors always looking for surprising discoveries.

Limoges is world renowned for its porcelain, but it has many other riches equally exceptional: the last twenty years, the city has changed and changed dramatically.

Its parks and gardens are still among the most beautiful in France, its neighborhoods are embellished, its monuments: the station of the Benedictines, the town hall, the museum Adrien Dubouché, the Museum of Fine Arts, the cathedral, more than ever deserve some attention. The city is the cultural capital of the Limousin and there is an abundance of cultural events.

Its streets steeped in history, such as the picturesque street Butcher, Temple or Rajat just waiting to take you. His heart, between the large halls and instead Dussoubs-Denis, just trying to hold you back. You can stroll along the banks of Vienna, in the neighborhood of the port or Abbessaille Naveix, remains an authentic Limoges, Zenith or Ester Technology Park, pride of the city and the region.

Bénédictins train station, Limoges

Bénédictins train station, Limoges

Limoges Cathedral

Limoges Cathedral

You will discover that Limoges is also a city turned toward the future with its Zénith concert hall, Ester Technopole site and dynamic economic activities that make it an attractive and modern town (porcelain, enamel, shoe-making, electric equipment, as well as its university, hospital and numerous businesses...).

Zenith Concert Hall, Limoges

Zenith Concert Hall, Limoges

Ester Technopole, Limoges

Ester Technopole, Limoges

Capital of the fire arts (porcelain, enamel, stained glass), Limoges has a collection unique in the world: the 12 000 pieces of porcelain exhibited in the Adrien Dubouché National Museum. After you’ll visit the Casseaux kiln, a listed building, then the Evêché Municipal Museum so that you don’t miss its superb collection of Limousin enamels. The historic quarters show their treasures to attentive walkers: around the cathedral with its gardens that descend towards the River Vienne or the tasty Butchers’ village and its steep streets.

Butchers Village, Limoges

Butchers Village, Limoges

Limoges allows you to appreciate its different architectural styles: metallic (the Halles), Art Deco (Bénédictins Station, Verdurier’s pavillion), timber frame houses (round the cathedral) and town houses (Cour du Temple)… For several reasons, Limoges deserves a long visit. Mosaics, painted decoration, furniture and luxury patrician houses attest to the past opulence. Limoges, the regional capital, is a city with many places of historical interest.

Les Halles, Limoges

Les Halles, Limoges

Verdurier’s Pavillion, Limoges

Verdurier’s Pavillion, Limoges

The museum Adrien Dubouché
He deserves far beyond its magnificent Art Deco façade, which is breaching its high gates to discover more than 12 000 pieces of stoneware, earthenware and porcelain worldwide.

Museum Adrien Dubouché, Limoges 

Museum Adrien Dubouché, Limoges

The Museum of Fine Arts
The former bishop's palace, built in the eighteenth century at the foot of the Saint-Etienne Cathedral today a municipal museum, which owes its fame International 500 to enamel it houses.......

Museum of Fine Arts Limoges

Museum of Fine Arts Limoges

T. +33 (0)5 55 34 46 87

W. www.museebal.fr/en

The Limoges Porcelean tradition continues today with great factories such as Bernardaud, Raynaud, Royal Limoges, Médard de Noblat... inspired designers (Esprit Porcelaine, Feeling’s Sylvie Coquet, Non sans raison, Yann Fayaud…) and the depositaries of rare and exceptional know-how, taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Limoges-Aubusson art school.

Bernardaud Porcelean Factory, Limoges

Bernardaud Porcelean Factory, Limoges

Web: www.bernardaud.fr

Raynaud Porcelean Factory, Limoges

Raynaud Porcelean Factory, Limoges

Web: www.ercuis-raynaud.com

Royal Limoges Porcelean Factory, Limoges

Royal Limoges Porcelean Factory, Limoges

Web: www.royal-limoges.fr/boutique/index.cfm

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Medard de Noblat Porcelean Factory, Limoges

Web: www.medarddenoblat.com

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