Limoges is the capital of the French region Limousin and the departement Haute-Vienne. The city is situeted next to the river Vienne. In 1786 kaolinite, the main ingredient for porcelain, was found, from this moment Limoges is well-known for it's porcelain.
Some places of interest:
- City hall of Limoges
- Cathedral of St. Étienne of Limoges, a fine example of the gothic building style. The cathedral is home of the crypte St.-Martial.
- Musée Municipal de l'Evêché (former episcopal palace) with the following collections:
- More than 300 peaces of enamel, from the 12th century till now.
- Important Egyptian and Gallo-Roman artefacts
- A mineralic collection
- Paintings of which 2 paintings of Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919) a painter born in Limoges.
- Beautiful constructed gardens, which can be visited freely
- Musée National de la Porcelaine A. Dubouché (National museum of porcelain)
- Station of Limoges, designed by the architect Gonthier
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