Limoges is a city in southwest-central France. It’s known for its decorated porcelain, much of which is on display at the Musée National Adrien Dubouché. Parc Zoo Reynou in Le Vigen holds an impressive 100 hectares dedicated to 600 animals.
What to See and Do
Parc Zoo Reynou
Parc Zoo Reynou in Le Vigen holds an impressive 100 hectares dedicated to 600 animals. There are 130 different species which represent the 5 continents. Built around a 19th Century Chateau, the beautifully landscaped park displays a range of views and natural habitats. The range of animals include Giraffes, Antelopes, Cheetahs, Snow Leopards, Lemurs and more. It is a great place to visit, and a perfect spot for some lunch.
- From 10:00 to 19:30 – 1st April – 31st October
- From 10:00 to 17:30 – During the month of March
Adults: 16 €
Children (Ages 3-12 Years): 11 €
For more information on Opening Times and Special Admission Rates visit: http://www.parczooreynou.com/infos-pratiques/?lang=en
Le Musee des Beaux-Arts / The Museum of Fine Arts
Located in the heart of Jardin L’Eveche, you will find Limoges’ Museum of Fine Arts which is the former Episcopal Palace. This museum has a variety of beautiful artefacts and historic pieces, as well as some breath-taking artwork placed around the building. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and a peaceful fountain outside, this beautiful museum neighbours Limoges Cathedral. I would recommend taking a visit here, it was one of my favourite places in Limoges and there is so much to see.
Cathedral Saint-Etienne de Limoges / Limoges Cathedral
The construction of this beautiful Cathedral began in 1273 and was completed in 1888. Taking over Six centuries to complete, it now stands alongside the well-kept Jardins de l’Eveche. The Cathedral holds an insane amount of history and information about Limoges. The architecture is beyond detailed, and the many intricate carvings make the cathedral unique and breath-taking. Having visited Limoges myself, this is somewhere that is difficult to forget. I would recommend spending the day visiting the Cathedral and the surrounding areas.
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For only £41 a night, you could secure yourself a luxury double bedroom with a modern en-suite in a beautiful hotel right in the heart of Limoges. This can include amenities such as; Breakfast services, Free Wi-Fi, Bar/Lounge areas and more. Surround yourself with beautiful landmarks and gardens, taking in the best view of Limoges. Prices vary throughout the month and depending on where you look. Hotels.com Offers great deals, providing you with results that are the best fit for you.
With Airbnb you can stay in a beautiful apartment in the centre of Limoges for only £35 a night.
Airbnb’s are a great idea when travelling, whether you’re doing it solo or in a group. You can choose what sort of accommodation you’d like to be in, how many rooms, if it’s shared with other travellers & more. The choice is yours!
The great thing about these types of accommodation is that it makes you feel at home and gives you the chance to really feel like a local.
In Limoges, you can stay in a bright & modern flat for only £26 a night. With your own double bed, shower and bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen if you’d prefer to cook for yourself (big money saver) & more amenities, you get a fully personal stay which is definitely worth the value of money!
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Food in Limoges is very traditional. With beautiful little patisseries scattered around the town, there’s always somewhere to pick up something light & tasty. The Pain Au Chocolat’s are sensational and something I would 100% recommend trying in Limoges.
There are many restaurants around Limoges offering beautiful French cuisine. I would suggest trying one of these during your stay, as they’re just too delicious to miss.
Limoges is connected to a range of other locations around France via Train. Gare de Limoges-Benedictins the main station in Limoges and is also the regional bus terminal. The central bus system is available all-day, and have tickets that are valid for only 1 hour, or all-day.
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Jardins de l’Eveche is one of many beautiful parks to visit in Limoges. With well-kept scenery and a view of the river Vienne, this park is located just behind the Limoges Cathedral and Musée des Beaux-Arts. Visiting free parks are a great money saver when travelling, they always showcase the beauty of other countries and tend to be perfect spots for an afternoon picnic.
If you chose to stay in self-catering accommodation, such as Airbnb; it’s a really good idea to visit local markets and superstores. They have the freshest foods and best ingredients to help you experience a taste of France.
This is a great way of saving money as buying ingredients could give you 2-3 days worth of food, however going out for dinner one night is likely to cost more and will not last as long. Also, cooking with your partner or friends can be a lot of fun, get your Chef hats on and see what foods you can explore!