Limoges is the capital of Limousin. It was founded in the year 1 BC on the Vienne riverside. The city boasts a vast range of historical attractions, not to mention its famous porcelain!
Limoges's central location (at the crossroads between the motorway from Spain to Northern Europe and half way between Central Europe and the Atlantic) makes it ideal for all kinds of exchanges.
In 2008, the City of Limoges joined the national network of "Towns and Regions of Art and History". This prestigious label is awarded by the Ministry for Culture to local authorities that have worked to promote the heritage of their region among both inhabitants and visitors.
From ancient vestiges to Art Deco architecture, arts of fire and industry, 2,000 years of history have shaped the city of Limoges with a heritage rich in artifacts, architecture and know-how.
The "Towns of Art and History" Department and Limoges's Tourist Office both provide support to enable visitors to discover, appreciate and understand the many aspects of Limoges, both in the past and present day.
Do not miss : Limoges Bénédictins train station, Saint Etienne cathedral in the town's old quarters, Les halles covered market in downtown Limoges, the Limousin Aquarium, Saint Lazare and La Porcelaine golf courses and Limoges's mini train guided tours.
Major events : Urbaka street festival in June, Fête des Ponts in June, Cuivres en Fête brass band festival, Puces de la Cité flea markets, Frairie des Petits Ventres autumn food festival...
Nearby : Reynou Zoo
Contact Limoges Tourist Office for further details.