What to expect from a stay at a Limoges hotel
Limoges is the capital of the Limousin region, and sits at the intersection of the major European trunk roads running through France. Famed throughout history for its production of enamel and porcelain, these industries are still thriving alongside more modern businesses, and the city is one of the most important economic hubs in central-west France. Book a hotel in Limoges and enjoy this so-called 'Town of Art & History' for yourself.
What shall I see while in Limoges?
If you travel to Limoges by train you will arrive at the Gare de Limoges-Bénédictins, voted the most beautiful train station in Europe. The history of Limoges dates back to Roman times, and so the city is full of architectural treasures from Roman to Gothic to Art-Deco. Stroll down the pedestrianised Rue de la Boucherie for a fine example of medieval half-timbered houses, and pop into its small museum. Or see what makes Limoges famous by admiring the enamel and porcelain exhibits at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, located in an 18th century bishops' palace. You can buy exquisite Limoges porcelain to take home at one of the many shops along Boulevard Louis Blanc.
Where is the best place to do business?
Close to Limoges's International Airport, Limoges–Bellegarde, is the ESTER Technopole business park, home to over 150 companies. It was designed in 1991 as a site for research and industry, and to foster exchange and innovation across different fields, including ceramics, engineering, biotechnologies and electronics. It holds many exhibitions, conferences and meetings.
The city is also home to one of France's youngest multidisciplinary universities, the University of Limoges, with a large and dynamic student population. Perhaps because of this pool of talent, many large international companies have Limoges as their base, including Legrand and Valeo.
What can I do if I book a hotel in Limoges?
Limoges's Gothic Cathédrale Saint-Étienne took over 600 years to complete and is renowned for its Renaissance roof loft and octagonal bell tower. Alongside the Cathedral is the Jardin de l’Évêché, a free botanical garden with a range of medicinal plants and offering beautiful views. It is open daily and reaches the banks of the river Vienne. After a long day head out from your Limoges hotel to unwind at Chez Mimi, a great traditional bistro and a favourite hotspot of local businesspeople.