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Limoges tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Limoges is not usually featured on a list of 'must be visited places' but actually has an interesting centre, well worth exploring.

Limoges is situated in the Haute-Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Limoges. For detailed visitor information see the Limoges travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Limoges include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Limoges in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Oradour-sur-Glane at 18 km and Pierre-Buffiere at 19 km.

Limoges, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but is a...

See Aixe-sur-Vienne guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the...

See Oradour-sur-Glane guide


at 19 km (direction south-east)

The small village of Pierre-Buffiere is listed as a village d'etape -...

See Pierre-Buffiere guide


at 20 km (direction east)

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, with its medieval houses and collegiale church, is a reminder that...

See Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat guide
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Le Jardin de Liliane

Le Jardin de Liliane

Garden at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

Le Jardin de Liliane is one of our favourite gardens open to...

See Le Jardin de Liliane guide
Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the Haute-Vienne...

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide


at 26 km (direction west)

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to...

See Saint-Junien guide


at 29 km (direction south-west)

Châlus is a small market town with two ruined castles in the...

See Chalus guide


at 30 km (direction north-west)

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an...

See Montrol-Senard guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction north-west)

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

See Mortemart guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the...

See Brigueuil guide


at 32 km (direction west)

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has a...

See Rochechouart guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest,...

See Bellac guide
Chateau de Jumilhac

Chateau de Jumilhac

Castle at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Dordogne department

The Chateau de Jumilhac is in the northern Dordogn, within the Perigord-Limousin...

See Chateau de Jumilhac guide

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Map of places to visit near Limoges


Markets in and near Limoges

Market days in Limoges: weekly market: every day;

  • Limoges: market every day (0km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (26km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (28km)
  • Bourganeuf: market Wednesday (42km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (49km)

More information about Limoges, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Limoges, France

What to do at Limoges? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Limoges.


  • Aquarium du Limousin (3km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (26km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Saint-Pardoux (22km)
  • Site Corot (27km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (32km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (23km)

Geography and distances

Limoges is in the southern-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Haute-Vienne department (general information: Limoges is 345 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Limoges

Canton: Limoges

Arrondissement: Limoges

Department: Haute-Vienne

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 87000

Distance to Limoges

from Limoges (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 345 km

from Calais: 570 km

from Nice: 532 km

from Bordeaux: 180 km

from Strasbourg: 579 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Limoges from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Condat-sur-Vienne, Couzeix, Isle and Panazol.

This page in French: Visiter Limoges


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