When you’re just a 35-minute journey away from the beautiful historic city of Limoges, a visit there in the summertime is a must! Let’s explore what this charming city in Central France has in store for you during the summer season.

Discover the Porcelain Legacy

Limoges is famed for its porcelain craftsmanship, a tradition that’s been woven into the fabric of the city since the middle ages. Step into the workshops of Ateliers Arquie or Bernardaud, for guided tours to witness the dedication and skill behind these exquisite creations. Keep your eyes peeled for delicate porcelain accents dotted around the entire city; on benches, road signs, and fountains, and head to the tourist office to take part in The Porcelain Trail which will guide you to spot them all.

View of the Limoges St Étienne Cathedral with blue skies

 

Immerse yourself in Heritage and Culture

With roots tracing all the way back to Roman times, Limoges boasts a rich tapestry of history and culture. We recommend a wander through the Old Town and its Cour du Temple, where time seems to stand still surrounded by quaint half-timbered houses as you sip on your coffee and watch the world go by. Dive into the local art scene at the Limoges Musée des Beaux Arts set amongst terraced gardens and overlooking the Vienne valley, or the Musee National Adrien Debouche, housing the world’s largest collection of Limoges porcelain.

Inside of the Musee Adrien Dubouche in Limoges

Savour the Flavours of Summer

Indulge your senses at the Halles Centrales, where the bounty of summer is on full display with stalls offering colourful fresh produce, local honey, and craft beer. For a culinary adventure head to La Friche des Ponts, a bustling food market on the banks of the picturesque Vienne River where flavours from around the world are sold from a variety of pretty food trucks.

Embark on Urban Adventures

Explore Limoges’ vibrant streets aboard a tuk-tuk, allowing yourself to soak in the city’s unique energy. When you need a moment of tranquillity, head to the serene surroundings of the Jardin Botanique de Leveche, a sprawling botanical garden just a stone’s throw away from the wondrous Saint-Étienne Cathedral.

Rue de Gorre Limoges, Half timbered houses and cobbled lane

Additional Highlights:

  • Gare de Limoges: Marvel at the architectural beauty of Limoges’ train station, built in Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles, considered one of France’s most beautiful stations.
  • Limoges Aquarium: Dive into the underwater world at the Limoges Aquarium, a fascinating attraction especially loved by our younger tourists!
  • Quartier de la Boucherie: The butcher’s Quarter, one of the oldest parts of the city full of rustic 14th- century wooden houses.

Gare de Limoges and the fountain lit up at night

Nightlife in Limoges:

As the sun dips below the horizon, Limoges comes alive with its vibrant nightlife scene. Explore the city’s many exciting bars and pubs, each offering a warm and inviting atmosphere where you can sample delicious cocktails and local wines. Many of these establishments boast outdoor seating, providing the perfect vantage point to watch the sun set while enjoying your favorite drink. Don’t miss the Michard Brewery with its terrace in the heart of the city, ideal for soaking in the evening ambiance. Or indulge in the delightful cocktail menu at Tokyo, where each sip is a taste of sophistication. Whether your thing is jazz, rock, or the latest trending hits, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Cocktail being finished

Explore More:

If you would like to know what else there is to explore in the beautiful city of Limoges, visit Destination Limoges for the latest news and events schedules.

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