The capital of porcelain
Limoges is known the world over for being the capital of porcelain. It was during the 18th century that Limoges porcelain, its manufacture and the extraction of its main substance, took off. For three centuries, Limoges porcelain has been recognized for its expertise and excellence. To find out the full history of Limoges porcelain, go to the Lachaniette Conservatory of Arts and Techniques.
Limoges is full of small traditional restaurants, with authentic flavors. For your meals in the city, ask our team for advice, who will advise you on quality restaurants near our hotel in downtown Limoges.
At the heart of the historic center of the city, located 700 m from our hotel near the train station in Limoges, stands the Saint-Etienne Cathedral from Limoges. Its construction began in the 1270s and was completed towards the end of the 19th century. The Cathedral is open every day for visits, take the opportunity to discover the crypt, the nave or the various organs strong>.
The Adrien Dubouché Museum
In a superb building, stands the Adrien Dubouché Museum in Limoges, which contains real treasures. The Adrien Dubouché National Museum, created in 1845, presents collections of ceramics, earthenware and porcelain, as well as a space dedicated to manufacturing techniques. It allows visitors to discover works crossing continents and civilizations, from Antiquity to the present day. Attached since May 2012 to the public establishment Cité de la Céramique - Sèvres et Limoges, it contributes to the international influence of the arts of ceramics and to the promotion of the exceptional know-how that has made the reputation of the city of Limoges. The museum is 10 minutes on foot from the hotel Des Deux Moulins.
The martyr village
Located 20 km from Limoges, discover Oradour-sur-Glane, the Martyr village. This village plays an important role in the common memory. Indeed, it is a village completely destroyed during the Second World War. Today, the ruins of this village continue to perpetuate a message of memory and peace.
The Reynou Zoo is home to more than 600 animals in a wild setting unique in France. More than 5 km of trail is available to you, where you will observe animals, trees several hundred years old and hundreds of plants. With family, friends or two, visit this park a few kilometers from our quiet hotel in Limoges.
To visit New Aquitaine in a fun way, discover geocaching and the free "Terra Aventura application. strong>”. Follow one of the 400 treasure hunt routes in search of "caches" hidden in nature. As a family or with friends, solve the riddles and let yourself be guided by the course.