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ripening grapes in the Loire

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Limoges Porcelain city

Limoges Jazz logoBesides being known for  Limoges Porcelain, Limoges holds the Limoges Jazz Festival (les Eclats d’Email) 15 – 25 November 2018. – see www.eclatsdemail.com an event both popular and festive, where local musicians mix with famous talents around jazz music!

Limoges is one of the 153 cities and regions to have obtained the label “Ville d’art et d’histoire” (City of Art and History) for the quality of its heritage, rich with its diversity coming from more than 2000 years of history, and for its arts of fire (porcelain, enamel, stained glass). Limoges Tourist Office Limoges is best known for its enamels on copper from medieval and Renaissance Villes d'Art et d'Histoire logotimes and for its porcelain  in the 19th-century and for its Limousin oak barrels which are used for Cognac production. There is a factory shop at Royal Limoges Porcelain54 rue Victor Duruy – and a guided tour of the factory. There is also a Limoges porcelain warehouse/shop and museum (Medard de Noblat) near the Carrefour hypermarket at Junc 37 of the A20 autoroute.

xmas treeChristmas market (Marché de Noël)  in Place de la Motte Limoges (87 Haut-Vienne, Nouvelle Aquitaine) 30 November 2018 – 5 January 2019 – see https://noel.limoges.fr/

 

Château de la Chabroulie

B&B Château de la Chabroulie

hotels, B&Bs and self-catering in Limoges – including theB&B Château de la Chabroulie just outside the city, an elegant chateau in spacious grounds

By Train to Limoges  TGV with Loco2.com

Limoges is of course famous for producing delicate porcelain crockery and finely painted enamel . There are many museums here dedicated to the  craft and history of porcelain and enamel, The town boasts some impressive architecture including a number of  Art Déco buildings. There are several impressive squares packed with history, ancient underground tunnels and a beautiful covered market hall.

 



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