Limoges - Do & See
Adrien Dubouché Museum
A superb private collection that became a national museum with over 12,000 ceramics in all forms, including the finest Limoges porcelain.
At the centre of this spread-out city are two separate medieval quarters – one is the area of La Cité around the Gothic cathedral, and a few hundred metres away, you will find the Château (or Motte) quarters charming streets and lanes around the former marketplace. Around theese the modern boulevards and squares surround the old districts. In the heart of the Château, or Motte quarter, is rue de la Boucherie witch as the name suggest - is the butchers’ chapel of Saint-Aurélien, a traditional butcher’s home and a beautiful covered market.
Bénédictins Train Station
The domed 1920s Gare des Bénédictins, surely one of the world’s most beautiful train stations, is a Limoges must-see.
Cathedral And La Cité
La Cité quarter centres on the cathedral – a Gothic masterpiece surrounded by gardens, episcopal buildings and picturesque lanes of half-timbered houses.
Musée de l’Evêché / Musée d’Email, in the former Bishops’ Palace, contains the town’s Limoges enamel collection from the 12th century to the present.
The Petit Train tour goes to all the main sights. Multilingual commentary.
From tourist office: 12 blvd de Fleurus
These tunnels under the city, once used for storage and shelter, can be visited on guided tours, notably Souterrains de la Règle. A small fee