Skills and excellence

Peinture sur porcelaine

Arts of fire deeply mark the city’s identity, at the crossroads of artistic creation and industrial innovation. Raise your eyes because in Limoges porcelain appears on the façades of wealthy houses or on the fountains.
Don’t miss Louis Blanc Boulevard, an authentic porcelain and enamel boulevard thanks to its numerous shops offering porcelain of classic or unexpected shapes and the latest enamelling creations. A real invitation to shopping !

Porcelain

In 1768, kaolin, an essential clay to obtain ceramics comparable to Chinese porcelain, was discovered near Limoges. Whiteness, delicacy, and translucence of the porcelain, as well as the diversity...

Enamel

Limoges’ first “email” is more than a thousand years old. Nothing to do with the Internet because in Limoges, “émail” (enamel) gives the plural “émaux” (enamels). It refers to a copper plate, or a...

Stained glass

After the glory days of the medieval period, in which the openings of Gothic churches started displaying magnificent stained glass windows (Saint-Michel-des-Lions and Saint-Pierre-du-Queyroix chur...

Craft shopping

“Boulevard Louis Blanc”, nicknamed Porcelain Boulevard by Limoges’ inhabitants, is punctuated with shops in which contemporary creations and classical objects are displayed for the walker’s pleasu...