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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A gleaming Belle Époque interior adds to the attraction of this good-value restaurant located near the Cathedral. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is high quality, and the French cuisine like amuse bouche is top-notch. This acclaimed restaurant is perfect for a romantic lunch or dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This calm and cute little tea room right in the center of Limoges is the perfect spot for a light meal or a sweet stop. The products are fresh, homemade, organic and everything is served with a smile and a very decent price. The decoration is exactly what you would expect from a tea house.
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.
Brasserie Michard is a real little brewery where makes and serves six different beers including a dark beer brewed from English hops. 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).
This bar, which is decorated with a vampire cave, is a great spot for a fun evening with friends. Completely wacky in its decoration and ambiance, as well as its name - La Marquise Assoiffée is just too much fun to be missed out. Enjoy cocktails or other colorful drinks in its crazy couches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.