Sites & cities that bear the name of Limoges


Today in : France
First trace of activity : 10 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Augustoritum, Civitas Lemovicum, Lemovicis, Limòtges, Lemòtges

Description : Limoges (; French pronunciation: ​[limɔʒ]; Occitan: Lemòtges or Limòtges [liˈmɔdʒes]) is a city and commune, the capital of the Haute-Vienne department and was the administrative capital of the former Limousin region in west-central France. Limoges is known for its medieval and Renaissance enamels (Limoges enamels) on copper, for its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain) and for its oak barrels which are used for Cognac and Bordeaux production. Some are even exported to wineries in California. Limoges has also a basketball club, the CSP Limoges which is the only one in France to win the Euroleague in 1993, making of CSP the first club of all French collective sports to win a European competition.

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