France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   What to See & Do in Limoges, France




The 10th-century Crypt of Saint Martial beneath the Place de la République holds the tomb of the bishop who brought Christianity to the town.

Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Limoges, begun in 1273 and only finished in 1888. It is noted for a fine loft built in 1534 and for the partly octagonal bell tower. The main artistic works are a Renaissance rood screen and the tomb of Bishop Jean de Langeac, with sculpted scenes of the Apocalypse.

Chapelle Saint-Aurélien (14th–17th centuries) holds relics of St. Aurelian, the second bishop of Limoges.

Church of St-Michel-des-Lions, begun in 1364, holds relics of St Martial, also 15th and 16th-century stained-glass windows. You'll easily recognie it by its 65 meter-high tower topped by a spire surmounted by a bronze ball.

There's also the 12th-century Church of St-Pierre-du-Queyroix.

Roman-era bridges of Saint Martial and of St-Etienne. The Gallo-Roman amphitheater, now in ruins, was one of the largest in Roman Gaul.

Limoges's Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum) is in the 18th-century Palais de l'Évêché (bishops' palace), with the adjoining Jardin botanique de l'Evêché.

Botanical gardens: Jardin botanique alpin "Daniella."

The University of Limoges was founded in 1968.

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