Cities of France: Limoges

The capital of Limuzen and the Upper Vienne – the city of Limoges (Limogees, Limotges) was founded in the first century BC. NS. under the name of the Augustorium.

In the Middle Ages, under the name Lemovik, the city becomes one of the centers of Christianity – there are more than 40 monasteries and about fifty religious fraternities, from here there are already four Pope Romans and a whole arch of church laws. The city is then turning into one of the centers of the production of porcelain, and although in our days, the reserves of the famous Limoges Kaolina, which served as the raw material for the production of porcelain, was exhausted, the city is still considered one of the centers of French ceramics.


Limoges business cards – Saint Etienne Cathedral (XIII-XIX centuries.) with the famous tilted bell tower and Municipal Episcopal Museum (Opened from July to September daily from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00, from October to June – daily, except Thursday, from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00; Entrance free) at the Bishop Palace (XVII in.) Next to the cathedral. At the walls of the museum there is an interesting Botanical Garden (Open daily, from sunrise to sunset; free entrance), and in the northern part settled Town crafts and arts (Opened with Easter holidays in June, as well as from September to October – from Wednesday to Sunday from 14.00 to 18.00, from July to August – daily from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00; EUR ENTRY), in which members of the High Crafts of France work and expose their works.

North and west of the cathedral stretches a network of narrow old streets, the center of which is considered to be Rue de La Boucherie, for a thousand years, which was the residence of the guild of butchers. Here you can see a little gloomy Chapel Cent-Orelin (XIV-XVII centuries.) and interesting small Museum Meson de la Bucher (open from July to September daily, from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.30 to 19.00, input is free).

Easy 65-meter spiers are dominated slightly above the hill Churches Saint-Michel-Des Lyon (XVI-XV centuries.) who received its name from two sculptures of Celtic Lviv, guarding the southern door. East you can see cry now destroyed Saint Martian Abbey (IV-x centuries., Opened from July to September daily, from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 19.00; Fitting free) and built on the site of the abbey theatre and Church of Saint-Pierre Du-Korua (XII-XV centuries.).

With the history of the famous Limoges porcelain, it is best to get acquainted in Museum Adrian-Dubish www.Musee-Adriendubouche.FR, located a little west of old quarters, in Churchill’s Square. And finish acquaintance with the city is recommended by visiting Court buildings (XVI-XIX centuries.), Gallo-Roman Amphitheater (one of the largest in the ancient Gaul), Saint Marcian bridges (I-IV BB. N. NS.) and Saint-Etienne (XIII B.), and Houses of Templary With the labyrinth of underground galleries and cheese.

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