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A hotel in Limoges is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Limoges hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Limoges are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Limoges hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Limoges hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Limoges have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Limoges
An upscale full service hotel facility in Limoges that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Limoges hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Historic inns and boutique hotels in Limoges
Boutique hotels of Limoges are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Limoges boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Limoges may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Limoges
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Limoges travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Limoges focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Limoges
Small to medium-sized Limoges hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Limoges traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Limoges hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Limoges
A bed and breakfast in Limoges is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Limoges bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Limoges B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Limoges
Limoges hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Limoges hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Limoges
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Limoges hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Limoges lack an on-site restaurant.

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Limoges timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Limoges often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Limoges on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

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A Limoges motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Limoges for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Limoges motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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This article is about the French commune. For the Canadian city, see Limoges, Ontario.
Limoges
City Hall
City Hall
Coat of arms of Limoges
Coat of arms
Limoges is located in France
Limoges
Limoges
Coordinates:  / 45.8353; 1.2625  / 45.8353; 1.2625
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Haute-Vienne
Arrondissement Limoges
Canton Chief town of 16 cantons
Intercommunality Limoges Métropole
Government
• Mayor (2014–) Emile-Roger Lombertie
Area 77.45 km (29.90 sq mi)
Population (2006) 139,026
• Density 1,800/km (4,600/sq mi)
• Metro (2011) 282,876
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 87085 /87000
Elevation 209–431 m (686–1,414 ft)
(avg. 294 m or 965 ft)
Website http://www.ville-limoges.fr/

French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Limoges (/lɪˈmʒ/; French pronunciation: ​[li.mɔʒ]; Occitan: Lemòtges or Limòtges [liˈmɔdʒes]) is a city and commune, the capital of the Haute-Vienne department and the administrative capital of the Limousin in west-central France.

Limoges is known for its medieval and Renaissance enamels (Limoges enamels) on copper, for its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain) and for its oak barrels which are used for Cognac and Bordeaux production. Some are even exported to wineries in California.

Limoges: History

See also: Timeline of Limoges

Limoges: Ancient and medieval history

Scarce remains of pre-urban settlements have been found in the area of Limoges. The capital of the Gaulish people of the Lemovices, who lived in the area, was probably either near Villejoubert, some kilometres south-east of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, or St Gence, just west of Limoges.

The city proper was founded as Augustoritum by the Romans, around 10 BC: "rito-" is Gaulish for "ford". The foundation was part of the reorganization of the province by the emperor Augustus, hence the new name. The Roman city included an amphitheatre measuring 136 x 115 metres, a theatre, a forum, baths and several sanctuaries. According to tradition, a temple consecrated to Venus, Diana, Minerva and Jupiter was located near the modern cathedral. The city was on the typical Roman square plan, with two main streets crossing in the centre. It had a Senate and a currency of its own, a sign of its importance in the imperial age. Later, like many towns and cities in Gaul, it was renamed after the tribe (here the Lemovices) whose chief town it was; "Lemovices" subsequently evolved into "Limoges", and "Lemovicinus" for the area around changed into "Limousin".

Limoges was evangelized by Saint Martial, who came to the city around 250 with two companions, Alpinianus and Austriclinienus. However, in the late 3rd century it was increasingly abandoned, due to unsafe conditions created by the invasions of various Germanic tribes. The population was concentrated instead in a more easily fortifiable site, the modern Puy Saint-Étienne, which is the centre of the modern Limoges. Starting from the construction of the Abbey of St. Martial (9th century), another settlement grew around the tomb of the saint, while a third area, next to the residence of the viscount (the future Castle of Saint Martial), seems to have been populated from the 10th century.

Starting from the 11th century, thanks to the presence of the Abbey of St. Martial and its large library, Limoges became a flourishing artistic centre. It was home to an important school of medieval music composition, which is usually called the St. Martial School; its most famous member was the 13th-century troubadour Bertran de Born.

Limoges enamel ciborium with champlevé enamel, and center rim in pseudo-Kufic script, circa 1200.

In the 13th century, at the peak of its splendour, central Limoges consisted of two fortified settlements.

  • The town proper, with a new line of walls encompassing the Vienne River, inhabited mainly by clerks and workers. It has a bridge on the Vienne river named after Saint-Étienne, built by the bishops, and a developed port. Sacked in 1370, it never recovered entirely.
  • The castle, with 12 meter-high walls, including the abbey and controlled by the abbot, sometimes in contrast with the bishop-ruled town ("la Cité"). Traces of the walls can still be seen in the city centre. Outside the lines of walls were the popular quarters.

In 1370, Limoges was occupied by Edward, the Black Prince, who massacred some 300 residents, "perhaps a sixth of the normal population", with another 60 members of the garrison of 140 dead as well.

Limoges: Modern history

The city and castle were united in 1792 to form the single city of Limoges. During the French Revolution several religious edifices, considered symbols of the Ancien Régime, were destroyed by the population: these included the Abbey of St. Martial itself.

Yale Mobile Hospital Unit No. 39 stationed at the Limoges factory, Christmas, 1917

Some years later the porcelain industry started to develop, favoured by the presence of kaolinite which was discovered near Limoges in 1768 (near St Yrieix, south-west of Limoges). Many of the inhabitants became employed in the new sector or in connected activities (including the lumbering of wood needed for firing the porcelain) in manufacture and exporting needed for European distribution of Limoges Boxes, dinnerware, and other porcelain wares. Because the Limousin region has had a long history of breeding (Baronet sheep and Limousine cows), the leather industry also settled in and around Limoges along the banks of the Vienne–the river providing the necessary water and power. Factories in Limoges and St Junien still produce luxury leather shoes, gloves, and bags.

In the 19th century Limoges saw strong construction activity, which included the destruction and rebuilding of much of the city centre. The unsafe conditions of the poorer population is highlighted by the outbreak of several riots, including that of July–November 1830; April 1848. In early 1905 strikes began in another local industry, shoe factories soon followed in the porcelain factories. Barricades were built, the army intervened. There would be two casualties: a horse and a young porcelain worker, Camille Vardelle. The first French confederation of workers, Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) (General Confederation of Labour), was created in Limoges in 1895.

During the World War II, many Jews from Alsace were evacuated to and around Limoges.

Limoges: Sports

The city is one of France's basketball capitals. The Palais des Sports de Beaublanc, has been host for international basketball events such as the EuroBasket 1983 and serves as home court for the professional team CSP Limoges (Cercle St Pierre). Since 1983, the club has been French champion 5 times (1983, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990) and three European titles (1982 (Korac Cup), 1988, 1993). It was the first French club team to become European champion in a collective sport. The team currently plays in Pro A, the French first basketball professional league.

The Sports Palace of Beaublanc (Bòsc Blanc in Occitan) is located in the sports park of the city of Limoges. It was realized during the year 1981 thanks to Albert Chaminade (1912–2009), who long demanded an honorable basketball field of the sports facilities worthy to the Mayors Georges Guingouin then Léon Betoulle it was not until 1981, distant cousin of the Blessed Guillaume-Joseph Chaminade, (1761–1850), French religious priest, founder of the Society of Mary (Marianists). He was beatified on 3 September 2000 by St John Paul II. He was a CSP player during the 1920s, a basketball officer, an International and National Referee, a Police Inspector, then a municipal councilor, to cover the Palais des sports, which gives the hall a wave style and has a mandate for basketball French and later of the region his project asked the Mayor Louis Longequeue who accepted and validated for the cover, the Architects were Rauby & Marty. At the death of Albert Chaminade, in 2009, this one rests under the stele in memory of the French sportsmen of the Haute-Vienne this was accepted by the Mayor of (1990–2014) Alain Rodet before entrance of the Sports Palace. The Beaublanc Sports Center is equipped with a basketball hall, an athletics stadium, an Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts and various football fields.

Limoges FC, founded in 1947, is a French association football team based in Limoges, France, which is currently playing in the fifth tier of the French football league system. Notable players: French international players:

  • François Remetter, (born August 8, 1928, in Strasbourg), is a French former football goalkeeper.
  • Laurent Koscielny; (born September 10, 1985) is a French footballer who plays for Arsenal and the France national football team. Koscielny is the vice-captain of Arsenal. He has been described as a clever, agile and ball-playing defender

Limoges: Climate

Limoges experiences an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) common to much of Western France. Most precipitation occurs between October and February. On 27 December 1999, winds reached 148 km/h. On average, the city undergoes 41 days of frost and seven days of snow each winter. In June, July and August, precipitation tends to come only from violent thunderstorms coming from the Bay of Biscay.

Climate data for Limoges-Bellegarde (402 m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
22.0
(71.6)
24.7
(76.5)
27.8
(82)
29.8
(85.6)
35.7
(96.3)
37.3
(99.1)
37.2
(99)
32.6
(90.7)
27.3
(81.1)
22.9
(73.2)
18.3
(64.9)
37.3
(99.1)
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
8.3
(46.9)
11.5
(52.7)
14.1
(57.4)
18.0
(64.4)
21.4
(70.5)
23.9
(75)
23.8
(74.8)
20.4
(68.7)
16.1
(61)
10.4
(50.7)
7.6
(45.7)
15.2
(59.4)
Average low °C (°F) 1.5
(34.7)
1.7
(35.1)
3.9
(39)
5.9
(42.6)
9.5
(49.1)
12.6
(54.7)
14.6
(58.3)
14.5
(58.1)
11.7
(53.1)
9.0
(48.2)
4.5
(40.1)
2.2
(36)
7.7
(45.9)
Record low °C (°F) −17.3
(0.9)
−15.0
(5)
−9.6
(14.7)
−4.7
(23.5)
−0.6
(30.9)
4.0
(39.2)
7.2
(45)
5.4
(41.7)
2.6
(36.7)
−2.6
(27.3)
−7.2
(19)
−10.6
(12.9)
−17.3
(0.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 91.9
(3.618)
79.8
(3.142)
78.7
(3.098)
90.8
(3.575)
95.7
(3.768)
77.5
(3.051)
65.6
(2.583)
75.0
(2.953)
74.1
(2.917)
93.4
(3.677)
101.3
(3.988)
99.7
(3.925)
1,023.5
(40.295)
Average precipitation days 13.5 11.0 11.3 12.4 12.6 9.4 8.5 8.5 9.6 12.1 13.2 12.8 134.9
Average snowy days 4.6 3.8 2.7 2.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.7 3.0 18.1
Average relative humidity (%) 85 80 76 71 75 73 71 72 75 80 82 84 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 86.0 104.0 156.8 167.7 204.9 227.4 238.2 231.0 191.5 133.3 81.4 77.6 1,899.8
Source #1: Météo France
Source #2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity and snowy days, 1961–1990)

Limoges: Demographics

Population city: 139,502 (limougeauds), urban area: 281,570. At the 1999 census, the population was 133,968.

Limoges: Main sights

St Etienne Cathedral, Limoges
Saint Martial Bridge
Gare des Bénédictins
  • The Crypt of Saint Martial, 10th century, including the tomb of the bishop who evangelized the city It was discovered in the 1960s while building an underground parking lot (place de la république).
  • Remains of the Gallo-Roman amphitheatre, one of the largest in ancient Gaul.
  • The Gothic Limoges Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Limoges), begun in 1273 and only finished in 1888. It is noted for a fine 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 4 km (2.5 mi) 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, 10 km (6.2 mi) south of 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]next to the cathedral] and the Jardin botanique alpin "Daniella".
  • The University of Limoges was founded in 1968.

Limoges: Art and literature

The murder of Thomas Becket, Limoges enamel, 12th century, Louvre Museum

"Le marché de Limoges" (Limoges market) is the name of a section of Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky.

In 1768, kaolin, a rock rich in fine, white clay which is used for making porcelain, was discovered at Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, 30 km south of 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 (there are still several porcelain factories in and around Limoges). More than 50% of all porcelain made in France comes from Limoges

Limoges is mentioned in T.S. Eliot's poem Gerontion (London 1919), lines 23 to 25:

'...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..."

While Limoges is absent from the work of Auguste Renoir, although a native of the city, she remains an important source of inspiration for local artists, such as Paul-Laurent Courtot, Auguste Aridas, who paints the workers' world of the second half Of the nineteenth century then Francis Chigot glass and stained glass painter, Jean-Louis Paguenaud, Élie Lascaux or Jean-Joseph Sanfourche.

Limoges: Transport

The main railway station of Limoges is the Gare de Limoges-Bénédictins. It offers direct connections with Paris, and Toulouse, and several regional destinations. The motorway A20 connects Limoges with Chateauroux, Vierzon, Orléans and Paris to the north, and Brive-la-Gaillarde, Cahors, Montauban 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: Notable people

Limoges was the birthplace of

  • André Antoine (1858–1943), theater pioneer, actor, director, filmmaker
  • Maryse Bastié (1898–1952), aviator
  • 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 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
  • Jean-Gilles du Coëtlosquet, Bishop of Limoges and tutor of grandchildren of Louis XV
  • Roger Gonthier (1884–1978), architect
  • Stephen Grellet (1773–1855), Quaker missionary
  • Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762–1833), marshal of France
  • Jean-Baptiste Joseph Émile Montégut (1825–1895), critic
  • René Navarre (1877–1968), actor
  • Thomas Robert Bugeaud de la Piconnerie, Duke of Duchy 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
  • Mario David, French actor, born August 9, 1927 in Charleville-Mezieres and died April 29, 1996 in Paris
  • Jean Lefebvre The actor (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
  • Martial Valin (1898–1980), commander of the Free French Air Force
  • François Mitterrand, linked to 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 Bonaparte, 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.
  • Guillaume Moreau (born in 1983 in Limoges), automobile driver
  • Guy Roux, 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
  • Raoul Hausmann, artist born in Vienna, in 1886, co-founder of Dada-Berlin, famous for his collages. Moved to Limoges for safety in 1939 and then to Peyrat-le-château where he died in 1971. The Rochechouart Art Museum (west of Limoges) holds several of his works.
  • Edmond Malinvaud (born in 1923 in Limoges), world-renowned economist
  • Georges Guingouin (Magnac-Laval, 1913 Troyes, 2005), school teacher who led the French resistance from 1942 to 1944 (FTP then FFI) around Limoges. Also nicknamed "le préfet du maquis", under his orders the Resistance defeated the German brigade led by General Curt von Jesser, at the battle of the Mont Gargan, in July 1944 and liberated Limoges without any casualty one month later, on August 21. He was elected a mayor of Limoges (1945–47).
  • Albert Chaminade (1912–2009), former basketball player and international referee, resistant, politician.
  • Tōson Shimazaki (1872–1943), Japanese writer, exiled in Limoges in 1915 and 1916.
  • Michel Denisot (born 1945 Buzançais), former freelance radio ORTF in Limoges, now a pillar of Canal +.
  • Roland Dumas (1922), politician
  • Georges-Emmanuel Clancier (1914), writer, poet and novelist.
  • Damien Chouly (born 27 November 1985), is a French rugby union footballer. He played for Clermont Auvergne, in the Top 14, commonly in the Number 8 position.
  • Edmond Malinvaud (1923–2015), economist
  • David Ducourtioux (born April 11, 1978), in Limoges, is a French footballer. He held the right backside position in Valenciennes from 2007 to 2014. He now plays for Gazélec Ajaccio.
  • Sébastien Puygrenier (born 28 January 1982), is a French football player. He is a centre back, who currently plays for French team US Créteil.

Limoges: Twin towns

Fountain and Carousel at Place de la République
  • United States Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Germany Fürth, Germany
  • Belarus Grodno, Belarus
  • Japan Seto, Aichi, Japan
  • South Korea Icheon, South Korea
  • Czech Republic Plzeň, Czech Republic

Limoges: See also

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Limoges, the Bishopric of Limoges
  • Communes of the Haute-Vienne department

Limoges: References

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  2. "Louvre museum notice". Louvre.fr. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  3. Sumption, Jonathan. 2009. The Hundred Years War III: Divided Houses. 82–83
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  5. http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/9066/180/item
  6. http://www.humanite.fr/node/40345
  7. "Données climatiques de la station de Limoges" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  8. "Climat Limousin" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  9. "Normes et records 1961-1990: Limoges-Bellegarde (87) - altitude 402m" (in French). Infoclimat. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  10. Limoges at INSEE (French)
  11. "Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Martial". Newadvent.org. 1 October 1910. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  12. http://www.museebal.fr/en
  13. Université de Limoges website (English)
  14. "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.
  • INSEE commune file
  • City council website
  • Adrien Dubouché Museum – ceramics, glassware, porcelain from Limoges
  • History and Geography at Academy of Limoges
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