Limoges Travel Guide

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    Hotel de Ville, Limoges, France 2010
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    Pont Saint Etienne, Limoges, France 2010
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    Half Timber Houses
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Limoges Things to Do

  • The Making of Limoges Porcelain

    Limoges has become the generic name for the hard paste porcelain that was produced during the 18th, 19th, and into the 20th century in Limoges. It’s considered the finest hard paste porcelain in the world because of three very distinct characteristics. • The essential ingredients are all natural: feldspar, quartz, and kaolin. • The intense firing...

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  • Le Verdurier

    Le Verdurier To the origin constructs for conceiver frozen meats imported of Argentina. The building, situated behind the high school Gay Lussac became municipal gallery, place of temporary expositions of all sorts (paints, and so on. ..). This is a circular house, of which the façades are decorated of multicoloured mosaic ones. The together is...

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  • Pont Saint Etienne

    Pont Saint Etienne. Limoges is a very old city of by the ford on the Vienne river the city to growing during the centuries. Today it counts more than 200 000 inhabitants while the body of the department not in account "than" 350 000! Also the tomb of Martial Saint attracted many pilgrims (to see farther) The Holy bridge Etienne dates back to 1210...

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  • L'Abbaye de Boschaud

    A ruined Abbey, a 2km walk or cycle from the centre of Villars. The remote walk up to it is beautiful - fields of wild flowers and crops. All the way you can hear the grasshoppers in the fields. Once you get there you can walk around the ruins and see the structures of the Abbey.

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  • Chateau de Bourdeilles

    The Chateau de Bourdeilles is two castles built in different periods. There is a mediaeval fortress (13th-14th century) in which you can climb the tower to get beautiful views of the surrounding area, and also there is the Renaissance palace (16th century) which has ornately decorated rooms, and contains furniture collections.

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  • Grotte de Villars

    A network of underground caves, containing stalactites, stalagmites, calcite formations and also prehistoric cave paintings.You are taken on a guided tour (given in French and English) through the cave system and various points of interest are pointed out along the way.There is a tearoom and small gift shop selling postcards and books about the...

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  • Limoges Half-Timbered Houses

    Limoges has it's own collection of half-timbered houses and narrow streets in the old part of the city. Some are rather colorful and have flowers draped on the exterior, reminded me of Germany.

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  • Outdoor Markets

    As in nearly every French city or village there are outdoor markets with fresh regionally grown foods, always fun to visit and buy food for a picnic in the park or on your upcoming train or car ride. This market was very located in the old city amongst the half-timbered buildings.

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  • Les Halles - the covered market

    Les Halles, the covered market is a nineteenth-century iron and glass structure. The alleyways inside are full of atmosphere; noise and bustle and tempting smells of mouth-watering French food. There were, until 1940, no less than 49 breweries in Limoges; real ale is still brewed there., in the Brasserie St Martial, Place Denis-Dussoubs.

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Limoges Hotels

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Limoges Restaurants

  • Our best address at Limoges

    After visiting a bar, I had informed myself with the manager for a good address. And we followed his counsel. The poeple were very nice, the service quick , the food excellent . The wine was from good quality. The framework recalled the years 50 and mustered many era objects. The price was, opinion of all, justified by the good quality....

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  • French food is french food

    Come and ask Christophe, The boss what he can do for you, maybe one of his formula or the day dish, and ask him for advice about his wine card... You will never regret. This restaurant is perferct for one , for couple is so romantic or more over... A big choice for wine, and if you don't know french wine , don't hesitate to ask the boss...

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  • The Perigord region has lots of farm...

    The Perigord region has lots of farm hosted supper, featuring all sort of regional food. Try at least as hors d'oeuvre some foie gras.The goose foie gras is almost yellow and it melts in your mouth, the duck foie gras is pinkier and stronger tasting (I am converted to duck foie gras now, I think).Main course with game, foie gras sauce, also with...

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Limoges Nightlife

  • Bars in Limoges

    I ended up in Limoges for a night in December 26th. I strolled into O'Brien's Irish bar and despite warnings elsewhere in VT that Limoges could be pretty quiet at night I was pleased to see the place was pretty busy. I became engaged in conversation with a couple of locals who took me to a couple of other bars. I may get the spellings wrong but I...

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  • Not a place for partygoers!

    Staying in Villars, there was no nightlife - fine for if, like me, you prefer to sightsee in the day and relax in the evening, but definitely not the place to stay if you want to spend your evenings in pubs/clubs or anywhere for that matter!

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  • nightlife of limoges

    When you see the yellow truck you will be in.To take a drink, to meet friends or to find friends, This place should not be missed. Large choice of beer, you can play pool, or see Football and Rugby match on big screen TV. Or come and listen music (Live or not).You can already speak with Jean-louis or Loulou. They enjoyed and are really...

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Limoges Transportation

  • Limoges Airport and City Centre -...

    TRAVEL BETWEEN AIRPORT AND LIMOGES CITYThe official airport website says:No shuttle services between the airport and Limoges.By taxi : about 15 mn to Limoges (20 € daily fare)The city bus website has a map which shows that the number 16 bus runs near the airport but no buses go to the airport itself. You would need to change bus in the city centre...

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  • Limoges Airport transport

    I flew to Limoges on Dec 26th. When I got there I was a little suprised to see that there was no train or bus service into Limoges from the airport. Cab fare was around 25 euro to the Ibis hotel in Limoges centre.

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  • Rent a car

    When getting around it would probably be advisable to rent a car, especially when visiting the more remote places. There was not much public transport at all. Where we stayed offered day trips, but we would have been stuck for getting to places not on the itinerary.

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Limoges Shopping

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    by lonestar_philomath Written Apr 6, 2007

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    Porcelain is widely available in Limoges. Look for these "Maison de la Porcelaine". The one shown below even had a small display of historic pieces produced for famous people and royalty.

    What to buy: Look for the more rarer pieces. See my Quimper page for what I am referring to.

    What to pay: Less than at department stores in town but you have to transport it home!

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Limoges Local Customs

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    by Pierre_Rouss Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I call it a Cultural Tips, or it could be a Must Buy Activity.
    Limoges is world renowned for its porcelain, fine china and jewelry.

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Limoges Warnings and Dangers

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    by Goner Updated Jun 25, 2004

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    While we explored the city of Limoges, we left our clothes to be washed at a local cleaners/laundry. The proprietor did not speak English at all and we couldn't speak much French. Our instructions were mostly with hand signals, but we assumed he knew what we wanted - wrong! My son Dan went to pick up the laundry while I was checking out our schedule at the train station. I stopped back at the laundry to see why Dan was taking so long. Our clothes (including socks and underwear) were still wet, but well pressed and the owner wanted $150 USD for his work. Dan and I were in a state of disbelief over what was happening. We finally settled on $50 for our clothes - we needed our clothes.

    As we headed into the interior of France, less and less people spoke English which does make for some interesting and costly adventures, like our adventure in Souillac.

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Limoges What to Pack

  • by travellingglutenfree Written Jun 2, 2007

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy shoes as a lot of places require plenty of walking around.
    Clothes for all weather. The week we stayed we had 2 days of rain, 2 cold but dry days, and 2 days that were above 30 degrees celsius.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun tan lotion, along with basic first aid kit

    Photo Equipment: Camera, spare batteries and battery charger.

    Miscellaneous: French phrasebook! Especially in the more remote and less touristy villages - do not expect everyone to speak English. At the least a basic knowledge of French is essential.

    Plug adapter if travelling from the UK

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Limoges Off The Beaten Path

  • The village of Oradour-sur-Glane

    On a grimmer note : the village of Oradour-sur-GlaneUnique Qualities: On June 10, 1944, a Nazi SS Division surrounded the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, a few miles west of Limoges, then ordered its 642 inhabitants to assemble in the town square. Women and children were then herded into the town church which was set on fire while they were...

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  • Aren't these roofs nice? Those...

    Aren't these roofs nice? Those houses are built right on the edge of the river. If you enlarge the picture, you may notice the river flowing in the right bottom corner.

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  • There are a number of abbeys...

    There are a number of abbeys lost in the green pastures. They are worth a visit as they don't demand a long stay, but for a short diversion from the main roads (I forgot to say that 'main' roads in this case are always 'secundary' roads) and a relaxing rest.The picture has been taken at the Abbey of Fontgaumbolt.

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Limoges Favorites

  • City of the Famous Porcelain

    Limoges is the capital of Haute-Vienne department of the Limousin region in France. It sits on the picturesque right bank of the Vienne River. Limoges is a fascinating historic city of ancient buildings, quaint old streets, museums, gardens and galleries. It was founded in 16 BC by the Roman Emperor Augustus and first named Augustoritum after him....

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  • In Périgord like the Périgourdins

    In Périgord like the Périgourdins.Try the foie gras, the goose liver is yellow and smoother, the duck liver is pinkish and stronger tasting... my choice goes with the duck.If possible, visit a farm where they force-feed geese and ducks, you will see that they are asking for it, and we agree about the result.

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  • Limoges is very walkable.I...

    Limoges is very walkable. I wished we stayed there a little bit longer because there's a porcelain museum that seemed interesting.

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