Limoges is a truly stunning city located in South-Westerly France, but when you’re browsing the holiday homes available through Halcyon you want to make sure the region you’re going to be settling in has plenty for you to do.
Here are just some of the many things the historic city of Limoges boasts.
Limoges is known for a particular style of architecture which blends all the most impressive features of Gothic design to result in some truly incredible buildings. One example is Limoges Cathedral, which began construction as far back as the 13th Century and took nearly 600 years to complete. As you tour the beautifully decorated interior full of some truly astonishing Renaissance furnishings, you’re sure to feel it was worth every minute of careful construction.
Jardin Botanique de l’Evêché
If you’re inclined to appreciate truly beautiful horticulture, then the near five-hectare span of the Jardin Botanique de l’Evêché located on the terraced bank of the Vienne is sure to appeal. Not only are there stunning views available to enjoy, but there are also over 1,000 different species of plants, which makes it an ideal place for a spot of quiet contemplation.
Musée des Beaux-Arts
The former episcopal chapel of the Cathedral is now home to one of the most beautiful, idyllic and important museums of fine art in France. It houses a comprehensive collection of speciality enamel (dating from as far back as the 12th century), paintings by France’s most famous artists such as Matisse and Renoir, and a collection of fascinating artefacts from ancient Egypt.
Parc Zoo du Reynou
With over 600 animals to visit, the zoo is located in the grounds of a stunning 19th century château which belongs to the Haviland dynasty famous for their porcelain. The fully featured zoo has a wide variety of animals which are all kept in generously sized enclosures, with a variety of nature trails and attractions included to ensure fun for visitors of all ages.
If holiday home ownership in the beautiful city of Limoges appeals to you, you have all this, and more, to look forward to!