Top 10 Things In Limoges On A Short Break
Here is a list of 10 Interesting Things In Limoges
1. Cathedral St Ettienne
This cathedral was constructed beginning in 1273 and was slowly put together one piece after another. It too nearly 600 years to be built and was made up with cluster of pinnacles and elongated arches. This 16th century facade was created with a flamboyant style.
2. Musse Municipal de L’Eveche
Visit this beautiful gallery that showcases enamelware, what the town knows best to do. This historical Palace was built in the 19th century and is situated in Old Bishops Palace. You will get to see pieces which dates back to the 12th century and includes Roman artifacts, Egyptin art, sarcophagi and masonry.
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3. Le Pavillion de la Porcelain
You can witness how porcelain is made in Limoges in this setting. Set about 3 km away from the town, visitors are allowed to view the art of making porcelain on a video screen. Some of their piece are showcased in the museum.
4. Oradour Sur Glance
Located about 25 km away from Limoges, this village has remain unchanged since the Nazi soldiers invaded it in the year 1944 and went on a rampage killing its inhabitants. This village is eerie with everything left in tact such as train wires, rusted cars and people’s homes about 60 years ago. The ruins now serve as shrines to remember this community by.
5. Musse National Adrien Dubouche
This wonderful museum is the centerfold to distinct porcelain. If you are an ardent fan of porcelain, this is one of the greatest ceramic collections in France. This museum is made up of twelve thousand piece making it the largest porcelain collection in Europe.
6. Maison Traditionelle de la Boucherie
The legacy of butchers from the Middle Ages are depicted in this museum. You can now experience the life of a butcher where you will be able to visit one of their houses. There is a strong influence of the butcher’s guild in this town, thus, annual festivals are done in remembrance of eating meat.
7. Eveche Botanical Garden
Sit back and relax on the banks of Vienne and watch Limoges. Visit the botanical museum located on the garden itself.
8. Exhibition Of China And Enamel
This annual exhibition is held between July and August at various venues to showcase the major enamelware industry.
9. Atecher Mosiaque
See the delicately design mosaics offered by this small shop. These mosaics are made on the premises by hand. Work done includes jewellery boxes, clocks and mirros. Each piece is designed individually which means that you what you get is an exclusive product.
10. Fraire des Petits Ventres
This is a street banquet held annually where the townspeople gather to eat meat. This is a reminder of the role butcher played in ancient times. The entire community joins in tasting various meat dished cooked as the French know how to.
After a long tiring day of strolling around Limoges, it is best to have a good place to rest at – where you will be catered well with quality services that meet your expectations. There is a long list of Limoges hotels to choose from. You may go online and search among the Limoges hotels to do hotel price comparison.
Choose the one that fits your budget and meets your eeds. Also, you may try to log in to website offering hotel price comparison so you may take advantage of great discounts. Two of the famous Limoges hotels are Hotel du Golf Limoges and Inter Hotel Atrium Limoges:
Hotel du Golf Limoges
Hotel Du Golf is one of the 3 star Limoges hotels available. This hotel is situated close to Jardin de I’Eveche, Church of St Michel des Lions and Limoges Cathedral. Additional attractions include Musse national Adrien Dubouche. Hotel du Golf ofeers complimentary parking, restaurant and 43 well equipped bedrooms with satellite television. Guests can wander around Limoges and see the many tourist attractions. Room rates begin at £50.
Inter Hotel Atrium Limoges
The Inter Hotel Atrium is situated two kilometers away from the town in Limoges. The Inter Hotel comes well equipped with air conditioned rooms, satellite television and free Wi-Fi. You can enjoy a traditional cuisine at the Le Relais Limousin restaurant. This is a pet friendly hotel and a perfect option for family getaways. Room rates begin from £90.
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