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- The Crypt of Saint Martial, 10th century, including the tomb of the bishop who evangelized the city It was discovered in the 1960s.
- Remains of the Gallo-Roman amphitheatre, one of the largest in the ancient Gaul.
- The Gothic Limoges Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Limoges), begun in 1273 and finished only in 1888. It is noted for a fine rood loft built in 1534 and for the partly octagonal bell tower. The main artistic works are a Renaissance rood screen and the tomb of the bishop Jean de Langeac, with sculpted scenes of the Apocalypse.
- The Chapelle Saint-Aurélien (14th–17th centuries). It includes the relics of St. Aurelian, the second bishop of Limoges, and has medieval statues and Baroque works of art.
- The church of St-Pierre-du-Queyroix, begun in the 12th century
- Church of St-Michel-des-Lions, begun in 1364. It houses the relics of St. Martial and has stained-glass windows from the 15th–16th century. The most striking feature is the 65 m-high tower, with a spire surmounted by a big bronze ball.
- The bridges of Saint Martial (dating from the Roman era) and of St-Etienne (13th century).
- The Limoges Fine Arts Museum (Musée des Beaux-Arts), housed in the 18th-century bishops' palace ('Palais de l'Évêché').
- The railway station, Gare de Limoges Bénédictins, inaugurated in 1929.
- The Château de La Borie (17th century), at Script error: No such module "convert". from the city. It is home to the Centre Culturel de Rencontre de La Borie et l'Ensemble Baroque de Limoges.
- The remains of the 12th-century Castle of Chalucet, Script error: No such module "convert". outside the city. During the Hundred Years' War it was a base of the bands of pillagers which ravaged the country.
- The city's botanical gardens include the Jardin botanique de l'Evêché and the Jardin botanique alpin "Daniella".
- The University of Limoges was founded in 1968.
Art and Literature
In 1768, kaolin, a rock rich in fine, white clay which is used for making porcelain, was discovered at Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, near Limoges. Under the impetus of the progressive economist Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune, who had been appointed intendant of this impoverished and isolated region, a new ceramics industry was developed, and Limoges porcelain became famous during the 19th century. However, Limoges porcelain is a generic term for porcelain produced in Limoges rather than at a specific factory. More than 50% of all porcelain made in France comes from Limoges
'...Mr. Silvero/ With caressing hands, at Limoges/ Who walked all night in the next room.'
Eliot's compatriot and mentor Ezra Pound visited Limoges in 1912 when researching the landscape and the work of the 12th-century troubadours. As he states in his essay Troubadours: Theirs Sorts and Conditions: '...a man may walk the hill roads and river roads from Limoges and Charente to Dordogne and Narbonne and learn a little, or more than a little, of what the country meant to the wandering singers...'
There is also a reference to Limoges in Jean-Paul Sartre's novel Nausea, near the middle of the book in the Shrove Tuesday section, when the magistrate says: "I had a similar case at the beginning of my career. It was in 1902. I was deputy magistrate at Limoges..."
The main railway station of Limoges is the Gare de Limoges-Bénédictins. It offers direct connections with Paris, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon and several regional destinations. The motorway A20 connects Limoges with Vierzon and Paris to the north, and Brive-la-Gaillarde and Toulouse to the south. The nearest airport is Limoges – Bellegarde Airport.
Urban transport in Limoges and its metropolitan area is operated by Société de transports en commun de Limoges Métropole (STCL). The Limoges urban bus network includes the Limoges trolleybus system, one of only four such systems currently operating in France.
Limoges was the birthplace of
- Maryse Bastié (1898–1952), aviatrix
- Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837–1894), President of France
- Jean-Joseph Sanfourche says "Sanfourche" French painter and poet, born 25 June 1929 in Bordeaux and died on 13 March 2010 (80 years) Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, lived in Limoges,.
- Henri François d'Aguesseau (1668–1751), chancellor of France
- Jean Daurat (or Dorat) (1508–1588), poet and scholar, member of the Pléiade
- Fabienne Delsol, a singer active since 1996
- Roger Gonthier (1884–1978), architect
- Stephen Grellet (1773–1855), Quaker missionary
- Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762–1833), marshal of France
- Edmond Malinvaud (1923–present), economist
- Jean-Baptiste Joseph Émile Montégut (1825–1895), critic
- René Navarre (1877–1968), actor
- Thomas Robert Bugeaud de la Piconnerie, Duke of Isly (1784–1849), marshal of France
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919), painter
- Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud (1753–1793), orator and revolutionary
- Michel Chevalier (1806-1879), engineer, economist, and statesman
- Albert Chaminade (1912-2009), strong player and head of basketball politician.
- Mario David , French actor, born August 9, 1927 in Charleville-Mezieres and died April 29, 1996 in Paris
- The actor Jean Lefebvre (1919-2004) drove one of the first Limoges trolleybuses, before starting upon his career in film and theater.
- Xavier Darcos (1947), politician
- Theo Sarapo (1936-1970), singer, actor, died at Limoges.
- Pascal Sevran (1945-2008), songwriter, television host, who died in Limoges.
- Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud (1753-1793), revolutionary.
- Roland Dumas (1922), politician.
- Martial Valin (1898-1980), commander of the Free French Air Force.
- François Mitterrand is linked in Limoges because his grandfather Joseph was born September 27, 1873 in Limoges, died in 1946 in Jarnac
- Spanish King Ferdinand VII had one night in 1808. Presented by Napoleon and banished by the Emperor to King Ferdinand VII of Spain spent a night in 1808 Castle Valençay (Indre), he spent a night in guard in Muret, owners at the time of this particular hotel says Sampigny.
- Jean-Gilles du Coëtlosquet Bishop of Limoges and tutor of grandchildren of Louis XV]]
- Guillaume Moreau (born in 1983 in Limoges), automobile driver.
- Guy Roux was a French player and football coach, born 18 October 1938 in Colmar and then was transferred in 1958 in Limoges, where he became a boarding master at the Lycée Gay-Lussac Player Limoges FC 1958-1961
- Edmond Malinvaud (born in 1923 in Limoges), world renowned economist
- Georges Guingouin (Magnac-Laval, 1913 Troyes, 2005), former mayor of Limoges and celebrates resistant
- Michel Denisot (born 1945 Buzançais), former freelance radio ORTF in Limoges, now a pillar of Canal +
- Tōson Shimazaki (1872 - † 1943), Japanese writer, exiled in Limoges in 1915 and 1916.
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