*The Crypt of Saint Martial dates back to the 10th century and houses the tomb of an important bishop in the history of Limoges, yet was only discovered in the 1960s.
*The Cathedral of St-Etienne was constructed in true gothic style between 1273 and 1888, featuring an octagonal bell tower. It is considered the most important building in Limoges. Just outside it is the quaint eight arched bridge; Pont St. Etienne.
*The remains of a gallo-roman amphitheater can also be found in Limoges. And was one of the largest in ancient France.
*Behind the cathedral is the Municipal Museum, housed in the former bishop?s palace. Its collections include Egyptian artifacts, local history items, and enamels, among others. Behind the museum you will find the Jardins de l?Eveché.
When to go
Limoges?s position in southern central France means that there are no extremes of temperature and there is regular rainfall all year round. August is the hottest month, and there is snowfall every year around December. Limoges is a great place to visit all year round.
How to get there
Limoges has its own airport 7km from the town centre. Limoges is also served by regular TGV services from Paris and most other major France cities.
Limoges?s local transport system isn?t very extensive and it is advisable to go by car.
American Citizens do not need a visa when they travel to France for business or for personal travel, however the stay must not exceed 90 days. The same applies for British, Canadian and Australian citizens.
Unlike in America, cafes and restaurants in Paris and the rest of France directly include a 15 percent service charge in your check. This is required by French law as tips are assessed for taxation purposes.