A historic, scenic cityscape enveloped by natural beauty, Limoges in central France will enchant all who arrive. Bask in the temperate French climate amongst medieval townhouses, national parks, centuries-old cathedrals and beautiful botanical gardens. Visit the museums that showcase the region’s famous 19th-century porcelain and stop to sample some French cuisine in one the city’s Michelin Guide 2017 restaurants.
Set in a 19th-century building, in what is regarded as the most sought after areas in Limoges, this hotel offers guests a base within walking distance of the city’s main attractions. Featuring traditional parquet flooring, the building also boasts wooden window shutters, a private bathroom for each room and a continental breakfast served daily from 8 am.
Situated just 300 meters (984 feet) from the famous Quartier de la Boucherie, patrons can easily walk into the city centre where they can find medieval timber-framed buildings and a host of shops, bars and restaurants. If you’re looking for somewhere to walk to this beautiful city from, Hotel Les Beaux Arts offers an ideal location at a price that won’t strip you of your hard earned Euros.
Hotel Les Beaux Arts
Address: 28 Boulevard Victor Higo, 87000 Limoges, France (see map)
Price: from 54 USD
Bright, spacious and within easy walking distance of the city centre, Hôtel Mercure Royal Limousin provides it’s guests with ample opportunity to soak up this historic part of France. The accommodation provides breakfast daily, room service options every evening except Sundays and in some suites, a balcony offers panoramic views of the Place de la République.
Within 300 m (984 ft) of numerous restaurants, bars and even a supermarket, this hotel provides you with several options for dining and drinking during your stay. The contemporary look and feel of the hotel is in stark contrast to the old world feel of Limoges itself, but it maintains its place as one of the most popular locations in the city.
Hôtel Mercure Royal Limousin
Address: Place de La République, Bp 280, 87007 Limoges, France (see map)
Price: from 103 USD
Found on the eastern half of the city centre, Hôtel de la Paix offers bright, spacious rooms with high ceilings and personalized décor. Situated near the Quartier de la Boucherie, the hotel also offers private parking for guests who drive. Park and leave the car because ‘Hotel of Peace’ (as it is translated) provides an ideal location to explore on foot.
Being on the eastern side of the city, its location brings you close to the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne and the Musée de Beaux Arts as well as the Jardin botanique de l'évêché. Sit amongst a collection of gramophones in the breakfast room each morning for the continental breakfast and enjoy the warm welcome provided by the hotel owners, who are more than happy to share their local knowledge on dining options and the sights to see.
Hôtel de la Paix
Address: 25 Place Jourdan, 87000 Limoges, France (see map)
Price: from 48 USD
If self-catering is more your style, Villa 13 offers clean, stylish and modern accommodation right by the Quartier de la Boucherie. Each self contained studio comes with a private bathroom, with a spacious walk-in shower, and a kitchenette equipped with all utensils as well as a stove, microwave and a coffee maker.
On the north-eastern side of the city, the property finds itself between the city centre and the train station, allowing guests to explore the city sights as well as places further afield with ease. Just a 7 minute walk to the nearest supermarket, guests can fill the ample storage space provided with enough food and drink for their stay, or take a 10 minute stroll into the city centre to enjoy eating out.
Address: 13 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 87000 Limoges, France (see map)
Price: from 131 USD
If a world renowned hotel chain is what you are looking for from your French escape, then look no further than the Best Western Plus Hôtel Richelieu. Found on the southern edge of the city centre, 450 m (1,476 ft) from the Quartier de la Boucherie, the hotel offers guests the peace of mind of staying in a hotel chain famous the world over.
In addition, 24 hour reception staff are on hand to point you in the right direction, whether that be a few hundred meters into the city centre, or to the on-site bar to spend an evening relaxing with a drink or two. The hotel offers an extensive buffet breakfast each morning as well as free WiFi and a TV in each room, a minibar and an in-room safe.
Best Western Plus Hôtel Richelieu
Address: 40 Avenue Baudin, 87000 Limoges, France (see map)
Price: from 82 USD
6. Airbnb at Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes, France
Airbnb offers users the chance to stay in the homes of local residents, at a usually discounted rate when compared to hotels in the area. This delightful apartment is situated right in the heart of the city and can offer all the convenience of a hotel, whilst managing to help keep the cost down. Vincent owns the apartment and can assist you with everything you need during your stay, from acting as your personal tour guide, to sports coaching and even renting his car. The fully equipped apartment can house up to 4 guests and your host Vincent can speak fluent English.
Beautiful sunny apartment in the city center
Price: from 30 USD
Number of Guests: 4
On the southern edge of the city centre, this property is offered as a vacation rental, for short or long term occupancy. The property sleeps up to 4 people and has a housekeeping service provided. Guests can take advantage of the clean, simple environment whilst being only a 5 minute walk away from all of the attractions the city centre has to offer. The apartment is situated on the 4th floor and has elevator access for those less able to climb the stairs. All of the kitchen utilities are available including a washing machine and a dishwasher.
Limoges F1bis Furnished in Hyper Center
Price: from 60 USD
Number of Guests: 4
8. Pleasant studio in the heart of the city
Claudine and Gerard offer this apartment for rent from a minimum of a 2 night stay. Located near the church of Saint Michael des Lions and just 100 m (328 ft) from the market halls, the accommodation is also only a short walk to the Quartier de la Boucherie. Offering kitchen utilities including a ceramic hob and a microwave, as well as a shower and bathtub, perhaps guests’ favorite perk of this apartment is the Nespresso coffee machine provided, to help start the day off with a kick. Claudine and Gerard prefer to communicate with their guests via SMS so get your thumbs ready for a modern stay in the heart of France.
Price: from 39 USD
Number of Guests: 2
If you’ve never been to France before, or you are a fully signed-up member of the Francophile community, Limoges will entice you in with its old world charm, captivate you during your stay and leave you with an urge to return. Flanked by the major cities of Nantes to the north-west, Lyon to the East and Bordeaux to the south-west, Limoges is capable of being a base from where you can experience more of France, and enjoy long, hot summers drinking wine from one of the worlds best producing regions.