Welcome to Limoges

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Overlooking a river among green hills, Limoges has long been synonymous with the finest porcelain, while its tradition of enamelware goes back even further. Many sights and attractions are about that proud history. Those industries brought immense wealth to the town, reflected in many impressive medieval buildings built of local rose-tinted granite. The air of prosperity, style and joie de vivre continues today, with good shops and restaurants, plenty to do and always more to discover.


Population 134 000 in town and 173 300 in the greater Limoges area.
Currency Euro. 1 € = 100 cents
Opening hours Most shops are open Tue - Sat 09.00 - 12.00, 15.00 - 19.00. Food stores open earlier in the morning, but later in the afternoon, and some (especially pâtisseries) are open on Sunday morning. Most supermarkets are open Mon - Sat 08.30 - 12.30, 15.00 - 19.30, and have late closing on certain days. Most museums and sights keep similar hours, but are closed one day a week, usually Monday or Tuesday. Banks are open either Mon - Fri or Tue - Sat 09.00 - 12.00, 14.00 - 17.00.
Newspapers Le Populaire du Centre,
L’Echo du Centre
Emergency numbers European emergency number: 112
Ambulance: 15
Police: 17
Fire: 18
Tourist information 12 Blvd de Fleurus
+33 5 55 34 46 87
Open: Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 19.00 and on Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00.