commune in Haute-Vienne, France

For other places with the same name, see Limoges (disambiguation).

Limoges is a city in the Limousin region of France.

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Limoges is mostly served by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet, with flights mainly from United Kingdom.

  • 1 Limoges – Bellegarde Airport (Aéroport de Limoges – Bellegarde), 81 Av. de l'Aéroport (7 km west of Limoges, bus #26 runs between city centre and the airport a couple of times a day, however, not at convenient times for most flights. A taxi will run you €28 to the centre of Limoges (€38 on Sunday). You can take buses #17 and #33 from Le Breuil which is about 2km walk away, down a busy road with no pavement to the main bus terminal (Place Winston Churchill), operating to similar sparse timetables to the airport bus.).    

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There are direct connections with Paris, Toulouse, and several regional destinations.

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Map of Limoges

There is an adequate local and regional bus system for longer trips, operated by STCL. Walking is the obvious choice within the city centre.

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  • 1 Limoges Fine Arts Museum (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Limoges), 1 Pl. de l'Évêché, +33 5 55459810.  
  • 2 National Museum Adrien-Dubouché (Musée national Adrien-Dubouché), 8Bis Pl. Winston Churchill.    
  • 3 Museum of Resistance in Limoges (Musée de la Résistance de Limoges), 7 Rue Neuve Saint-Étienne.  
  • 4 Limoges Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Limoges). Roman Catholic church. It's built in a combination of Gothic, Renaissance and Romanesque architectural styles reflects the fact that construction started in 1273 and did not finish until 1888. It is a national monument and the seat of the Bishop of Limoges.    
  • 5 Chapel of St. Aurelianus (Chapelle Saint-Aurélien). Houses the relics of relics of St. Martial and has stain glassed windows. It also has the most striking feature including the 65 m high tower with a spire surmounted by a big bronze ball.    
  • 6 Church of St. Michel des Lions (Église Saint-Michel-des-Lions).    
  • 7 Châlucet Castle (Château de Châlucet) (10 km south of Limoges,). Ruined castle built during the 13th century.    
  • Bridges of Saint Martial and St-Etienne
  • Botanical gardens including Jardin botanique de l'Evêché and Jardin botanique alpin "Daniella"
  • Chateau de La Borie is home to the Centre Culturel de Recontre de la Borie et l'Ensemble Baroque de Limoges
  • Crypt of Saint Martial
  • The Castle with 12-metre-high walls.
  • The railway station, Gare de Limoges Bénédictins, inaugurated in 1929 and built in Byzantine style.

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Routes through Limoges
ParisChâteauroux  N   S  Brive-la-GaillardeToulouse

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