Grapes at Domaine Leduc-Frouin

ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire

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Les Francophonies Limousin – Limoges

Francophonies posterA multi-faceted Arts Festival of Theatre, Music and Dance  Les Francophonies en Limousin 25 September – 5 October 2019 mainly in Limoges (87 Haut Vienne, Nouvelle Aquitaine)

A multi-cultural and multi-national (from the French-speaking world) festival with dancing in the street, concerts, food stands featuring cuisines from around the world

see www.lesfrancophonies.fr

Limoges is famous for its decorated porcelain ware, begun originally in the 17th Century as a result of the discovery of kaolin nearby. There is a National Gallery of Porcelain – The Adrien Dubouché National Museum is located in Limoges, in the heart of the principal porcelain making region in France:

IPorcelain museum logon its fully renovated setting, the Museum holds the largest collection of Limoges porcelain in the world. It also contains representative works from the key stages in the history of ceramics. The museum route follows a journey through time starting from Antiquity, crossing continents and civilisations and leading visitors towards the most recent pieces.

Limoges was also the birthplace of Auguste Renoir (1841)

It is a city which is easy to explore with a modern tram/trolleybus system across the city – there is a fine cathedral and a medieval city centre to see – and an art deco railway station – Limoges Gare des Benedictins. The river Vienne runs through the city.

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