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Limoges Travel Information

Limoges has been producing fine china ware since the early 1770s when kaolin deposits were discovered nearby. Although not quite the thriving trading centre it was in the past Limoges has great museums and galleries dedicated to the legendary local craft.

The Gothic cathedral is also worth a visit and lies on a plateau looking out over the river Vienne. The cathedral is surrounded by the botanical garden or Jardin de L'Eveche with its medicinal herbs and flowers. To the west of the cathedral is the old quarter with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses.
Limoges is a good base for discovering some of the delightful Limousin countryside with its lakes, springs, rivers and medieval towns such as Solignac.