Car Hire Limoges Train Station
Address & Contact DetailsGare Des Benedictins (agence), Parking Effia Allee De Seto, Limoges, 87000. Tel: 05 55 79 78 25
|Monday||09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Friday||09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 12:15|
Find your perfect hire car at Limoges Train StationIn the heart of France lies Limoges, a city famous throughout the world for its stunning porcelain.
Proud of its longstanding traditions and culture, this lively city has many museums to explore and historic buildings to admire.
Collect your Avis rental car from Limoges Train Station to discover this legendary centre and the stunning French countryside beyond.
Plan your journey from Limoges Train StationLimoges Train Station is located in the city centre, conveniently close to many top attractions. Historically, Limoges reached the peak of its opulence in the middle ages thanks to its large abbey and fortifications. Later, during the French Revolution, many religious edifices were destroyed – including the abbey.
Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, a host of modern buildings were constructed, though vestiges of the city’s former self are still on display. The Cathédrale St-Étienne, a Gallo-Roman theatre, the 10th century Crypt of St Martial, and centuries-old bridges are sights not to miss.
The Musée des Beaux Arts is housed in an 18th century bishop’s palace, and is a top attraction alongside the Musée National Adrien Dubouché, home to a sensational ceramics display. The city’s botanical gardens, Jardin de l’Évêché, are full of natural beauty and provide stunning views of the Vienne river, which meanders through the city.
The cuisine of Limoges is closely linked to the local agriculture of the Limousin region. Pink apples are a star product, as well as high quality beef, veal, pork, and lamb.
In the 19th century, the city became famous for the industrialisation of its porcelain, which is still made in the region today.
Limoges Train Station is the perfect place to start your road trip. Pick up the keys to your Avis rental car and explore France’s Limousin region at your own pace.
Beyond Limoges Train StationAs the capital of the Limousin region, Limoges is perfectly positioned for road trips. Quaint towns and major historical sights are all are easily reached by car.
Drive for just 25 minutes up the D9 and arrive at Oradour-sur-Glane, a chilling testament to the atrocities of war. The Centre de la mémoire d’Oradour memorial was built here to commemorate the victims and inform people of the war crimes committed in the town during World War II.
Drive 45 minutes north on the N147 to reach this tiny, sleepy medieval town. Featuring the Paroisse de Bellac, alongside a cathedral overlooking the town, a 13th century stone bridge arching across the Vincou river and medieval ramparts, it will feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Travel 30 minutes east along the D941 to the town of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat. The town’s 12th century church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, became a pilgrimage point. It was visited by Louis XIV’s mother – Anne of Austria – who thanked the saint for her son’s birth. Don’t miss the Musée Gay-Lussac, which focuses on the life of the 19th century scientist.
Your Avis car rental from Limoges Train Station awaits … Buckle up to discover the treasures of central France.