Welcome to Limoges
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Overlooking a river among green hills, Limoges has long been synonymous with the finest porcelain, while its tradition of enamelware goes back even further. Many sights and attractions are about that proud history. Those industries brought immense wealth to the town, reflected in many impressive medieval buildings built of local rose-tinted granite. The air of prosperity, style and joie de vivre continues today, with good shops and restaurants, plenty to do and always more to discover.
|Population||134 000 in town and 173 300 in the greater Limoges area.|
|Currency||Euro. 1 € = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Most shops are open Tue - Sat 09.00 - 12.00, 15.00 - 19.00. Food stores open earlier in the morning, but later in the afternoon, and some (especially pâtisseries) open on Sun am. Most supermarkets open Mon - Sat 08.30 - 12.30, 15.00 - 19.30, and have late closing on certain days. Most museums and sights keep similar hours, but are closed one day a week, usually Mon or Tue. Banks open either Mon - Fri or Tue - Sat 09.00 - 12.00, 14.00 - 17.00.|
|Newspapers||Le Populaire du Centre,
L’Echo du Centre
|Emergency numbers||Ambulance 15, Police 17, Fire 18|
|Tourist information||12 Blvd de Fleurus
Tel: +33 5 55 34 46 87
Open: Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 19.00 and on Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00.