Limousin


La Gare des Bénédictins

La Gare des Bénédictins

The regional capital of Limousin is Limoges. More than 50% of all porcelain made in France comes from Limoges (Wikipedia).

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The church of St Léonard de Noblat

The church of St Léonard de Noblat

The crypt of St Léonard is inside this church

La Geneytouse library

La Geneytouse library

The smallest library in France is located at the village of La Geneytouse

The Cathedral St Etienne at Limoges

The Cathedral St Etienne at Limoges

Dolmen du Pouyol

Dolmen du Pouyol

The dolmen of Pouyol marks the presence of men from the Neolithic (about 4,500 BC). This edifice, of impressive dimensions, is constituted by a table of granite (9 metres in circumference), posed on four pillars. It served as a sepulchre until about 2,500 BC. This type of dolmen with a passageway also appeared in the dolmens of Charent. Human bones, jewellery and a ceramic object have been found after some excavations. It was classified as a historical monument in 1978. (A translation of the Guides Touristique: Communauté de Communes de Noblat, by the Office of Tourism of Noblat)

The dolmen du Pouyol is located in the village of Eybouleuf.

Birthplace of Gay-Lussac

Birthplace of Gay-Lussac

“House in which is born on the 6th of December 1776 Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac…” (at St-Léonard-de-Noblat)

Limousin cattle

Limousin cattle

Limousin is world-famous for its beef, the limousin cattle. They have a distinctive golden-red colouring.

Limoges

Limoges