07 April 2013

A visit to the old city of Limoges

Even though the days are warmer, I haven't had time to do any serious gardening.
 I did manage to pot up a few of the Fuchsia plants, but that's what I call pottering.  

As some of my followers liked seeing the architecture of my city Limoges,
 I thought you might like to see some more.
I looked in my photo files and decided to take you on a tour
 to see some of the old part of the city,
which surrounds the main shopping area.

'Centre Ville' - Place de la Republique.
This is where Galeries Lafayette is.

However we are not going shopping.
 We are going to look at the narrow cobbled back streets of the city.
 I love to wander around these narrow streets, wondering what the little shops used to sell.

This part of the city is full of restaurants 
which all seem to have an area in front on the cobbled street,
 with tables, serving coffee & lunch.

So many restaurant's

Where shall we eat today ?

More restaurants tucked away in little courtyards.

All these are apartments 
with restaurants under the arches.

This is one of three pedestrian alleys. 
 leading to the larger modern stores.

Lots of specialist boutiques are in this part of the shopping area.

This part of the city has recently had a big face lift.
With strict conservation planning permission 
to keep the style of the original city.

I love this part, as it's a nice area to take a rest
and sit in the shade under these trees.

Look at this wonderful artwork which has been painted on the restored old buildings.

This mural painting has brought an old building to life.

From a distance it looks real.
This has recently been painted, to make an old ruined building blend in with this part of the city.

City gardens.

Look carefully between these two buildings. 
there is a tiny apartment on 4 floors.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the places
near where I live.

Some other time I'll take you to see some more of Limoges.

à bientôt

Barbara Lilian


  1. I really enjoyed your tour of the old city of Limoges. It is wonderful that many of the building are being restored...so much history.

  2. Gosh the light! and the colors!
    Just wonderful Barbara!!
    Thanks for taking us along

  3. Love the pictures, Barbara! Since I haven't yet made it to France, it is fun to travel every morning through blogs!

  4. Yes, I did very much enjoy the tour & I can tell that you enjoyed being there, observing, recording & sharing! Thank you!

  5. Loved the visit to your Limoges . . . the stone and brick, mural and the narrow little pathways bring such charm . . .

  6. Thank you for taking us on the tour. The architecture and charm of these old buildings is just awesome! Love that sweet apartment tucked between the two other buildings; I'd love to see the inside.

  7. Hi Barbara

    You live in a lovely part of France and great photos. Go for it and buy the orange ballerines. I think colour is highly recommended as we get older it can really light up the face and add some fun to our neutrals. Let me know how you get on.

  8. I love the old parts of cities. I have a fantasy about living in one of those apartments above a cafe. The narrow one is just fascinating. Thanks for showing us around!

  9. Good Morning Barbara, I am sorry I have not popped by for a visit before now, but I have you on my list of favourite blogs, but it has not been updating itself, so I thought I would come over and see for myself....and here you are, with two posts which I have missed! very strange.
    Limoges is a beautiful place and what struck me was that there were not many people about, is it really so warm and sunny that it is siesta time.....only kidding.
    I loved the mural painted on the building, it was so very different. Thank you for the tour, it is always fun to see places which we have never visited.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes

  10. What a lovely city! I love the artwork on the buildings. Thanks so much for your visit. YES,. we do keep a wreath on the door for all the seasons. I am a floral designer so friends ask me to make wreaths for them. I also change out some of my decor INSIDE for the seasons too!!! Thanks for this tour. XO, pinky


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