Limoges tourism and travel guide

Photo of Limoges in Haute-Vienne

Visit Limoges: highlights and tourist information

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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.

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.

Limoges is situated in the Haute-Vienne department and Limousin region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the southern-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Haute-Vienne department (general information: Limoges is 345 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Oradour-sur-Glane at 18 km and Pierre-Buffiere at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Limoges, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Vienne

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

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

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