Limoges : the Capital of porcelain

Limoges, Francia

Simona Bertolaso

Limoges

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Borghi
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Inglese
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Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

Capital of porcelain and of the Limousin region, the city of Limoges has preserved beautiful evidence of its over 2,000-year-old history.
Key monument of the city, the Saint-Etienne cathedral is a remarkable example of Gothic art. Of particular interest for visitors are the north portal of Flamboyant Gothic style, the Renaissance rood screen and the three tombs of the chancel.
Next to the cathedral, the gardens of the Bishop’s palace spread out as magnificent terraces overlooking the River Vienne.
Adjoining the gardens, the Diocese municipal museum is home to collections of Limousin enamels and Impressionist paintings.
Next stop are the streets of Limoges old town, in particular the Boucherie street, which offers a really picturesque setting with its charming Saint-Aurélien chapel and its old timber-framed houses.On Motte square, you can also admire beautiful covered market hall of the 19th century, decorated with a porcelain frieze, which are home to a market of local products.

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