This French city is renowned for its tableware, yet has much more to offer the traveller intent on exploring...
The medieval city central area harks back to a different time with its many ancient buildings slap bang in the centre of the city. Explore the alleyways and cobbled streets and enjoy the many shops and restaurants here and in the neighbouring areas.
Within the city you'll find the Galerie du Canal, celebrating the china, porcelain and enamelware which this city produces and is so famous for. The Porcelain Royal Limoges is the best place for enamelware, although don't get confused by seeing the word 'email' everywhere. This is NOT something to do with the world-wide web, but instead the French word for enamel.
There are several other places well worth visiting within the city, such as the Musee de la Resistance, celebrating the struggles during the second World War, or the beautiful St Michel des Lions church and the Cathedral de St Etienne.
There is also a popular aquarium and the intriguing Le Verdurier, an old meat store with its decorated walls.
Car rental can be arranged before you travel, and by booking from the UK you'll save money on walk up rates. Pick your vehicle up at Limoges Airport (LIG) or in one of the downtown locations.