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Overlooking a river among green hills, Limoges has long been synonymous with the finest porcelain, while its tradition of enamelware goes back even further. Many sights and attractions are centered around this proud history. Those industries brought immense wealth to the town, which reflects in many of the town's impressive medieval buildings, built of local rose-tinted granite. The air of prosperity and style with good shops and restaurants, plenty to do and always more to discover.

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Adrien Dubouché National Museum

The Adrien Dubouché National Museum was started from an impressive private collection with over 12,000 ceramics in all forms including the finest Limoges porcelain. For an additional fee, visitors can get the most out of the museum through an audio guide in French or English.
Adresse: 8 Place Winston Churchill, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 33 08 50
Åpningstider: Wed - Mon 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Motte Quarter and the Butcher's Street

Two separate medieval quarters at the center of this spread-out city are: La Cité, around the Gothic cathedral, and the Château (or Motte) quarter with its charming streets and lanes around the former marketplace. The Butcher's street in the heart of the Motte quarter is worth a detour.
Adresse: Rue de la Boucherie, Limoges

Limoges Train Station

The domed Gare des Bénédictins, the city's train station with its 60 meter tall clock tower is surely one of the world’s most beautiful train stations and surprisingly Limoges' top sight. You don't need to be embarking on a train, but this is a must-see in Limoges.
Adresse: 4 Place Maison Dieu, Limoges
Åpningstider: Sun - Sat 4:30 AM - 1:30 AM

Cathedral and la Cité

The Cathedral – a Gothic masterpiece surrounded by gardens, episcopal buildings and picturesque lanes of half-timbered houses is at the center of La Cité, the old town of Limoges. Guided tours of the Cathedral are available if you want to learn about its history.
Adresse: Place Saint-Etienne, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 34 53 81
Åpningstider: Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM from 1 Nov to 31 Mar, Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM from 1 Apr to 31 Oct

The Limoges Fine Arts Museum

The Limoges Fine Arts Museum (Musée de l’Evêché), which is located in the former Bishops’ Palace, contains a huge collection of Limoges enamel from the 12th century to these days. The museum was founded in 1912 but reconstructed between 2006 and 2010 to turn into the modern and intriguing building today.
Adresse: 1 Place de l’Evêché, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 45 98 10
Åpningstider: Wed - Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Parc Zoo du Reynou

Surrounded by a beautiful castle, this great zoo is located in the nature. You can walk around, interact with animals, have a picnic at one of the wooden tables. Most of the animals are not caged and benefited from a pleasant environment, where you can also feed the goats.
Adresse: Domaine du Reynou, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 00 40 00
Åpningstider: Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Jardins de l'évêché

Just outside the Cathedral, Jardin botanique de Limoges is a very pleasant place to take some fresh air in a very green environment. The garden is separated in several areas that we entice you to discover. You can find international plants and water flowers here.
Adresse: 3 Rue de la Cathedrale, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 45 62 67

Tèrra Aventura

Terra Aventura is an adventure based on the Geocaching game where boxes are hidden and the nature and must be found through GPS by the players. In Terra Aventura, players have to solve several clues to obtain the GPS code of the hidden boxes. A great adventure is waiting for you.
Adresse: 30 Cours Gay Lussac, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 11 06 09

Musée de la Résistance

This museum is an organizationally classic yet very moving experiment. It offers an in-depth look at France during WWII and the actions taken by the Resistance with useful audio guides. Being provocative and comprehensive, this museum will make you think and remember.
Adresse: 7 Rue Neuve Saint-Etienne, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 45 84 44
Åpningstider: Mon, Wed - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Sun 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM from 16 Sep to 14 Jun, Wed - Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM from 15 Jun to 15 Sep


This restaurant is located in an ancient timbered house in the Butcher's street of the Motte district. Amphitryon offers a stylishly restored interior, appealing terrace, tasty cuisine and an excellent wine list. It is known for its good standing and inventive cuisine like Rabbit pastilla and pork with ginger.
Adresse: 26 Rue de la Boucherie, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 33 36 39
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Chez Alphonse

Opposite the market, with a convivial atmosphere, this intimate and friendly bistro serves well-prepared traditional fare such as Moule marinieres. It is well-appreciated by both locals and tourists. The portions are big and you can appreciate many traditional meat dishes of all kind like Limousin beef rib steak.
Adresse: 5 Place de la Motte, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 34 34 14
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mon - Wed 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Thu - Sat 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Philippe Redon

This place is said to be one of the best restaurants in town. Philippe Redon is a beautiful and refined restaurant that serves delicious and imaginative seasonal cooking which doesn't limited to local dishes. Meanwhile, you can also enjoy traditional food like artichoke ravioli and scallops with truffles.
Adresse: 14 Rue Adrien Dubouche, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 79 37 50
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Les Petits Ventres

Les Petits Ventres is a popular convivial spot in an attractive old town setting. They serve excellent and well-priced menu which strongly features the best of local cuisine like snacky cuttlefish with parsley toasted bread. The decoration is old school with some hints of modernity, and the team is young and dynamic.
Adresse: 20 Rue de la Boucherie, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 34 22 90
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Le Versailles

Le Versailles is decorated in a polished and kitsch old-fashioned style. The restaurant offers unpretentious brasserie classics prepared with care, as well as more imaginative and ambitious dishes like foie gras and steaks. All of the above are served by friendly waiters.
Adresse: 20 Place D'Aine, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 34 13 39
Åpningstider: Sun - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Le Vanteaux

Located slightly out of the tourists route, Le Vanteaux has been attractively refurbished and offers a friendly welcome. They serve tasty starters, classic main courses like mushroom truffle risotto and delicious desserts such as raspberry and lychee sorbet. All of them are true classics of the French cuisine.
Adresse: 162 Boulevard de Vanteaux, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 49 01 26
Åpningstider: Tue - Sun 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Tue - Sat 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Le Bistrot de La Femme à Barbe

This French Bistrot specializes in tasty and honest Bistrot with surprisingly low prices for the quality offered. Huge portions like the sweet burger and friendly service attract a lot of customers in this small place, so we suggest you book in advance.
Adresse: 11 Rue Lansecot, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 34 16 64
Åpningstider: Wed - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM

L'Atelier - Limoges

This tapas bar serves delicious drinks such as cocktails served in glasses or buckets. Try the Mojito! It is accompanied by French and Spanish tapas, all of them are served with good music and an atmosphere that gets warmer and warmer as the night advances. A very nice cheap eat awaits you here.
Adresse: 3 Rue du Maupas, Limoges
Telefon: +33 9 50 89 09 42
Åpningstider: Wed - Sat 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Mamie Bigoude

Great starters and mountains of crepes, this is Mamie Bigoude. Enter through the grass covered door to penetrate this cute Creperie and you will certainly come back. The restaurant has decent prices, great ciders by the carafe and is vegetarian friendly.
Adresse: 6 Rue Charles Michels, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 34 16 76
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tue - Fri 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Sat 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Pomme Cannelle

This stylish corner café might appear a bit pricey but it is acclaimed for its house cocktails and its most exquisite patisseries. It is often crowded especially during lunch time.
Adresse: 18 Place de la Republique, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 79 95 45
Åpningstider: Sun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Mon - Sat 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM


A great place in Limoges for very good teas and homemade pastries. The prices are those of a high range tea room, but the quality of the pastries (with some original recipes such as the Mars cheese cake) and the cosyness are worth indulging in it.
Adresse: 8 Rue du Temple, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 32 95 83
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Columbus Café & Co

This coffee chain is becoming more and more famous in France. It offers a large range of original coffees at lower prices than some competitors. Classic American pastries such as donuts and muffins are also sold here and provide a great sweet addition to a coffee break.
Adresse: 12 Place de la République, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 32 46 41
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

La Fabrique du Café

La Fabrique du Café, which is the ultimate destination for coffee lovers, offers true and flavorful coffees brewed in front of your eyes by a friendly manager who is a true expert in his domain. If the smell of coffee beans is not enough to bring you in, know that the hot chocolates are fabulous too!
Adresse: 7 Place d'Aine, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 14 28 16
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

L'Atelier d'Isis

L'Atelier d'Isis, a simple and unpretentious cafe, which is known for choosing high quality products and tea brands for customers. The environment is pleasant and the location is convenient for a lunch or tea break.
Adresse: 34 Rue de la Boucherie, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 49 43 98
Åpningstider: Tue - Fri 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM Sat 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Bubble Zen

The Bubble Zen is located in the middle of the city. Although it is mostly a restaurant, we chose it as a coffee place because of its bubble tea offer. It is the only place in Limoges where you can find this relatively new but very trendy beverage. Decoration is very pleasant as well.
Adresse: 9 Rue Cruche d'Or, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 05 97 22
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 11am–9pm

Brasserie Michard

Brasserie Michard is a little brewery in the heart of Limoges, where you can enjoy their own production of beers as well as whisky. Take a seat on the two floors or the big terrace if the weather allows and enjoy the calm atmosphere and tasty flammekueches (flamed tarts).
Adresse: 8 Place Denis Dussoubs, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 79 37 98
Åpningstider: Tue 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM Wed - Fri 3:30 PM - 1:00 AM Sat 3:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Le Bacchus

A great wine bar that benefits from having a great team and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. You might come here for just an early evening and some wine with tapas and bites, but you will probably end up staying much longer because of the friendly ambiance.
Adresse: 3 Rue des Filles Notre Dame, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 79 23 83
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 6:30 PM - 2:00 AM

Le Tagazou

Le Tagazou is the best wine bar or maybe the best bar in Limoges. The wines are very good, the atmosphere is very pleasant and team welcomes you warmly. You can also choose from a variety of drinks like white wine and yummy tapas or food platters here.
Adresse: 5 Rue d'Aguesseau, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 32 82 87
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM

O’Brien Tavern

O’Brien Tavern is a warm and friendly tavern in Irish style, with a wide range of good beers, snooker and even a dartboard. Sometimes you can listen to live music here.
Adresse: 6 Cours Jourdan, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 10 96 96
Åpningstider: Mon 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Tue - Sat 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Le Buckingham

“Le Buck” is a long-standing late night music bar for the student crowd. Lose yourself on the big dance floor and party all night long with a wide range of good beers. The crowd comes here late and stays long.
Adresse: 23 Boulevard St Maurice Limoges, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 33 66 73
Åpningstider: Thu - Sat 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM

Opéra de Limoges

Located in the center of Limoges, Limoges Opera is a great theater designed by Pierre Sonrel and opened in 1919. Operas, Limousin Orchestra, chamber music concerts, ballets and drama are just a few of the highlights staged here.
Adresse: 48 Rue Jean Jaures, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 45 95 00
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Porcelaines de Lachaniette

This china store sells fine porcelains and is specialized in home decor and luxurious tableware. It has however grown out of these only two specializations and offers a large variety of products. Its collection of china is the widest in Limoges and contains many large brands.
Adresse: 27 Boulevard Louis Blanc, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 34 58 61
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Le Pavillon de la Porcelaine

This factory shop is located outside the city center offering you an extremely vast collection of Limoges china for the best possible prices. Keep in mind that you might be overwhelmed by the choices. Haviland (the manufacturer) is specialized in traditional techniques such as handmade incrustation.
Adresse: Avenue John-Kennedy, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 30 21 86
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Monoprix is one of the most famous chains in France. Here you can find everything from food, cosmetics and interior design to affordable clothing. Don't hesitate to go with family. The vast shopping options are for all needs no matter what age you are.
Adresse: 12 Place de la République, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 33 96 16

Centre Commercial Saint Martial

Center Commercial Saint Martial is located in the city center, and therefore it is very convenient and easy to find. A wide range of choice on jewelry, fashion, entertainment and sportswear is available and you can find brands such as Blue Box, Etam and Pimkie here.
Adresse: Centre Commercial Saint Martial, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 77 79 77
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Royal Limoges

Being the oldest existing porcelain factory in Limoges, Royal Limoges keeps the old tradition together with the most advanced technology and provides you the thorough and prestigious collections including dinner sets, table accessories and giftware that are decorated in Limoges.
Adresse: 28 Rue Donzelot, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 33 27 37
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Passport / Visa

France can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

The best months to visit Limoges are from May to October for its good weather with moderate temperatures and relatively low rainfall.


Aéroport International de Limoges is a small, modern airport receiving internal and international flights, is 10 kilometers from the city on N141. There are several taxi options outside the terminal. The company “Allo Artisans Limoges Taxis" (AALT) offers a fixed rate from the airport to the train station. It is possible to pre-book a transfer. But you can also find taxis just outside the airport terminal or the train station. If you rather take the bus, there is a direct bus between the airport and the bus station in Limoges during summer months. The journey takes about 20 minutes. There is also an option to take the local bus number 16. This route goes all year but it departs almost 5 kilometres from the airport terminal.
Adresse: Aéroport International de Limoges, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 43 30 30

Public Transport

Central Limoges is small and walkable but the city also has an excellent bus network. You can buy a single ticket that is valid for one hour or an all-day ticket. All of them can be bought on board the vehicle.


Taxis display a yellow sign on the roof. They can be hailed, phoned or picked up at cab ranks around town. Fares are metered by distance, journey time and time of day. Tips are optional.
Telefon: +33 5 55 38 38 38


Pharmacy Denis-Dussoubs in Limoges provides a wide range of service including custom advice, vaccination follow-up, drugstore and veterinary products.
Adresse: 30 Rue A Dubouché, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 77 44 94
Åpningstider: Mon 1:30 PM - 7:15 PM Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1:30 PM - 7:15 PM Sat 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Stamps can be bought from kiosks and newsagents in addition to the post offices that are open 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM on weekdays and 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Saturdays. The yellow mailboxes usually provide one gap for domestic post and one for international.
Adresse: 4 Rue Pissarro, Limoges
Telefon: +33 5 55 37 78 74


Country code: +33 Area code: 05


EU standard: 220V