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Quartier de la Boucherie

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Address: Rue de la Boucherie, 87000 Limoges, France
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Lively neighbourhood in old Limoges

Quite a lively place : a plethora of small shops and boutiques, narrow streets and quirky squares. Missed the china though, was'n Limoges the capital of refined porcelain ? Not... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Patrick G
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Aalst, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Limoges is very pretty and has some lovely old buildings. Its very up hill and down hill in places, would be hard work for someone with limited mobility or health problems

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Thank Alison C
Birchington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This district with its cobbled streets and fine, medieval (restored) half-timbered houses and shops was once under the control of six families who ran a sort of butcher's cartel in bygone days. The same families still own the chapel of St Aurelean which must rate as one of the smallest, oldest and most elaborately atmospheric interiors in the city. Quite... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Quite a lively place : a plethora of small shops and boutiques, narrow streets and quirky squares. Missed the china though, was'n Limoges the capital of refined porcelain ? Not in this part of town anyway.

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Thank Patrick G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Take a trip back into the middle ages - although you will miss the tripe makers and butchers that give this quarter its name. They have been replaced by little restaurants and the shops of a new generation of art enamellers. There's liquid refreshment for you to pause by the tiny Chapelle St Aurelian and take in the warehouse, stores... More 

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Markyate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Rue Rue du Boucherie is like going back in time. It has gems all around and a please stroll amongst the many shops and artisan places to see. But don't keep your head down many historic and ancient religious aspects are about your eyeline in walls and fronts of buildings. Take time to visit the Chapel near the square and... More 

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Holyport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Walked around the old town, which extends beyond La Boucherie - don't miss the other streets. It was deserted and dark on a crisp February evening. Atmospheric. You'll enjoy it.

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Thank UlstermaninNorfolk
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

There is not much to see in Limoges, but the town it's beautiful and the architecture is really beautiful. It is worth walking around on the streets, the little alleys and just enjoy the small shops and pop up stalls .

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

A little gem of a street, as you turn the corner . At the bottom of the street there is a small church tucked away on the right. The church is called Chapelle Saint-Aurelien.

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Thank Siobhan M
Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

A real treat for sightseers. Felt like a visit to medieval times. Beautiful buildings and quaint streets.

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Thank MandyMe1961
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Limoge old town is a real step back in time - "lovely preserved and restored buildings a must see for everyone

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