Weekend Getaway in Limoges

Day 1:

Arrive in Limoges and check into your hotel in the city center, ideally near the Quartier de la Cité or the Quartier des Halles. These areas offer a central location and easy access to the main attractions.
Start your day by visiting the Musée National Adrien Dubouché, known for its extensive collection of ceramics and porcelain. Explore the museum and learn about the artistry and craftsmanship of Limoges porcelain.

Explore the historic streets of the Quartier de la Cité, the old town of Limoges. Visit the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, known for its stunning stained glass windows, and discover the charming shops and cafes.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the local restaurants, savoring regional specialties such as pâté de pommes de terre (potato pie) or clafoutis (cherry tart).

Take a walk along the banks of the Vienne River, enjoying the peaceful ambiance and the views of the city.
Dine at a traditional French restaurant in the Quartier des Halles, trying local dishes or international flavors.

Day 2:

Take a day trip to the nearby village of Oradour-sur-Glane, located about 30 minutes away by car. Visit the Centre de la Mémoire, a memorial museum that tells the tragic story of the village destroyed during World War II.
Take your time to reflect on the history and pay tribute to the victims.

Return to Limoges and visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Limoges, housed in the former Bishop’s Palace. Admire its collection of art, including paintings, sculptures, and enamels.
Explore the Jardin de l’Évêché, a beautiful park offering green spaces, flower beds, and a peaceful atmosphere.

Dine at a restaurant in the Quartier de la Cité, enjoying the charming ambiance and the flavors of French cuisine.
Take a leisurely walk through the illuminated streets of Limoges, enjoying the ambiance and the city’s architectural beauty.

Day 3:

Visit the Musée de la Résistance, dedicated to the history of the French Resistance during World War II. Learn about the brave individuals who fought against the Nazi occupation.
Take a scenic drive to the nearby town of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, where you can visit the Église Saint-Léonard, a beautiful Romanesque church.

Return to Limoges and visit the Espace Porcelaine, a museum dedicated to the history and production of Limoges porcelain. Discover the intricate process and admire the beautiful porcelain pieces.
Explore the local markets, such as the Les Halles Centrales, and browse through the stalls filled with fresh produce, local products, and artisanal crafts.

Depart from Limoges, taking with you fond memories of your weekend getaway in this historic city.

Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance, as well as any travel restrictions or guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Enjoy your trip to Limoges!