Limoges is living history
Visiting Limoges is living history. Founded by the Romans, it has been an important commercial and trading hub in central southwest France for millennia. Renowned for its creativity and industry - its enamellists have been recording history for centuries – and today you can almost sense its story as you walk its streets and cross the Vienne river.
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The Cathedral of St Etienne was begun in a Gothic style and completed in Gothic style some 600 years later (in 1888). Inside you’ll find some Renaissance works that are well worth discovering in detail.
Must eat at:
Philippe Redon is a local culinary celebrity with good reason. His restaurant on Rue Aguesseau offers a fabulous menu including lobster casserole and roasted sea bass in a smart art deco setting.
Must be there for:
The centuries-old tradition of the Saint Loup Fair takes over the city centre for a day every May, when literally hundreds of stalls bring the freshest and best of Limousin food and drink to the world.
· The town’s station is a destination in its own right. The Gare Benedictins, dating from 1929, has a 60 metre clock tower and so is easy to find.
· Check out the local porcelain if you have time (there’s lots to choose from). The porcelain industry here supplies 50% of all French production.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit France.
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