Visit Limoges

La gare de Limoges Bénédictins - quoi voir Limoges ©Vincent Schrive

Admire Limoges-Bénédictins railway station

Upon exiting the train, take the time to observe the dome, the tall bell tower, and the stained glass windows of this Art Deco building inaugurated in 1929. Considered one of the most beautiful in the world, the Limoges-Bénédictins station has been listed as a historical monument in France since 1975 and has become the emblem of Limoges. Its peculiarity? Its impressive roof, whose copper has turned green over time.
la porcelaine de limoges ©M.Turin

Discover Limoges porcelain at the Adrien Dubouché Museum.

It's impossible to visit Limoges without becoming familiar with the porcelain that has made its fame! Located in the heart of the city center, the National Adrien Dubouché Museum presents the history of ceramics from Antiquity through no less than 5,000 exhibited pieces. Associated with the National Museum of Ceramics and the National Manufacture of Sèvres since 2012 - thus forming 'La Cité de la Céramique - Sèvres and Limoges' - it works to promote exceptional know-how around the world and regularly increases its permanent collection with temporary exhibitions.
Visiter la cathédrale Saint Etienne - ©JL.Kobel

Meditate in Saint-Etienne Cathedral

Follow the banks of the Vienne to enter the imposing Saint-Etienne Cathedral. This edifice, whose construction lasted six centuries, from the 13th to the 19th, dominates the Cité district with its superb Gothic appearance. Take a meditative break in its majestic nave to admire the medieval paintings that adorn the vaults and the Renaissance sculptures of the five-hundred-year-old rood screen.

les jardins de l'évêché Limoges ©vutheara

Have a stroll in the Evêché's Garden

Treat yourself to a revitalising stroll in the flower-filled paths of the Jardin de l'Evêché, overlooking the Vienne. Created in 1956, it was gradually expanded to now contain more than 3,000 plants, presented to walkers from three different perspectives: historical, practical - medicinal, aromatic, dye plants... - and ecological. The park is free and open all year round from 8am to 9pm.
Visiter le musée des Beaux-Arts à Limoges -   ©JP. Gratien

Visit the Fine-Arts Museum

After your visit to the gardens, take a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, more commonly known as the "Musée de l'Evêché", housed in the former episcopal palace. You will certainly find your happiness among its four collections of works: one dedicated to the enamel of Limousin, another to the history of Limoges, the Fine Arts collection composed of paintings, sculptures and drawings, and finally the collection of Egyptian antiquities.
Le quartier de la Boucherie visiter - ©laurent lagarde

Wander around the Boucherie district

With its numerous half-timbered buildings, rue de la Boucherie is one of the most touristy places in the city. Every third Friday in October for over 40 years, the Frairie des Petits Ventres welcomes lovers of meat and gastronomy for a day. If you missed the event, don't panic! The district is full of treasures, the first of which is undoubtedly the Saint-Aurelien chapel, the patron saint of butchers; a classified monument dating from the 15th century. The 19th century market halls on Place de la Motte are also worth a visit. You can do your shopping there from Tuesday to Saturday between 7am and 2:30pm.