The birthplace of Renoir, Limoges is known as the green heart of France and the countryside around Limoges is heaven for walkers, cyclists and canoeists. The town has a cosmopolitan feel and offers excellent shopping, bars and restaurants, as well as a number of galleries and museums.
Fly with Ryanair twice weekly throughout the summer.
Things to do in Limoges
- Stroll through the old city
Follow the cobbled streets to find Limoges porcelain sellers, chocolatiers and Limoges’ own collection of half-timbered houses.
- Take a tour of fine Limoges porcelain factory
Much of the city of Limoges has been built on the porcelain industry, and a visit to this working factory provides an insight into how the processes take place.
- Visit the Cathedrale St-Etienne
The dark granite Cathédrale St-Étienne is one of the few Gothic churches south of the Loire. The cathedral is also notable for its remarkably slender pillars and its richly decorated Renaissance rood screen.
- Admire paintings by Limoges-born Renoir
The Musée Municipal de l'Évêché contains some fine collections of porcelain and enamelware, including some examples that date back to the 12th century. There are also a few lesser-known works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, born in Limoges in 1841.