Limoges is a beautiful historical city with many parks, gardens and countless opportunities for outdoor activities (cycling, hiking, canoeing, sailing, rafting…). It is located in the heart of France and is easily reachable by car, plane or train. With the highway, you can reach La Rochelle in 3 hours, Poitiers in 2 hours and Paris in less than 3 hours. Its international airport offers many direct flights to many national and international destinations.

More than 200.000 inhabitants live in Limoges and its urban area. Limoges is also one of the cheapest cities to live in and it is regularly ranked amongst the French cities with the best quality of life.

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Particularly rich by its culture and sports, Limoges is also internationally renowned for its porcelain (prestigious brands like Bernardaud, Haviland etc. are all located in Limoges) and the quality of its beef (la Limousine).

Limoges is a living student city with a rich past: more than 20.000 students come every year to study in one of the several university hubs. Many services and activities have been developed for this specific population: multimedia library, cybercafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs.

Limoges is also a city turned towards the future with its science and technology park network, famous for its international events like the “Ceramic Network”.

The city is twinned with many international cities such as Hrodna (Belorussia), Plzen (Czech Republic), Fürth (Germany), Charlotte (North Carolina, USA), Seto (Japan) and Icheon (South Korea). Limoges is also well-known for its international festival: Les Francophonies du Limousin that welcomes every year authors from the entire world. Limoges has also a successful library: la Bibliothèque Francophone Multimedia, twinned with Alexandria’s library, which constitutes a major cultural center and allows all kind of exchanges with the rest of the world.

Cultural and social life

As a student, you can benefit from preferential advantages and discounts for your activities (movie theaters, sports, visits of museums, trips…).

At the Tourist Office of Limoges, you can find all the information you need to plan your outings during your stay.

You can also consult the websites of the Tourist Office of Haute-Vienne (county) and of the Tourist Office of Limousin


Limoges is the ideal place to do indoors or outdoors sports. Surrounded by nature, you will find many parks, forests or even lakes, where you can bike, run or hike. You can also sail, do rafting or canoeing. In Limoges, you will also find several fitness centers with interesting tariffs for students. Furthermore, you will find many activities to do with friends, like bowling, laser game or soccer.
Did you know that Limoges CSP is one of the best basketball team in France ?

Some tariffs

  • Movie theaters: 7.20€
  • Theaters: 10€
  • Concert: 35€-60€
  • Night clubs: from 10€
  • Swimming pool: 4.40€
  • Sport License : 30€

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