This is an easy to follow 5k ‘Runseeing’ tour of Limoges, hitting all the highlights: historic centre, botanical gardens, small parks, and some grand avenues. There are good add-on options for a longer run.
Start near the Aquarium and run along the Rue de la Boucherie, which is lined with medieval timber-frame houses. Head west along the pedestrian Pl. de la Motte. You’ll see the Église Saint-Michel-des-Lions on your right. Continue into the small, pretty Jardins d’Orsay, do a loop around the paths, and exiting the east end. Run east for 1 km along R. Louvrier de Lajolais/Av. de la Libération into the Champ de Juillet, a small, but classic European city park, with nicely landscaped paths. Exit the park onto Cr. Jourdan, heading south for 0.7 km, passing Square Place Jourdan, onto R. Maupas, passing the Resistance Museum, to the grand Cathédrale Saint-Étienne — which took 6 centuries to complete! Do a loop around this significant cathedral, and its adjacent Jardin botanique de l’Evêché. The final section is 0.6 km along Av. Georges Dumas, passing the grand City Hall (Mairie) on the left.
Longer Run: At Av. Georges Dumas, take a jaunt across the historic Pont Neuf. Add the Vienne River paths, accessible from the Jardins de l’Evêché/Pont Neuf. Can also add the Parc d’Auzette linear park path.
- 4.6 km (2.9 miles). Good add-on options
- 62m (204 feet)
- Rue de la Boucherie, near the Aquarium
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