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Quartier de la Boucherie

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Address: Rue de la Boucherie, 87000 Limoges, France
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A street full of character

Limoges is a modern city so it was interesting to visit this medieval street in the centre with it's interesting and quaint shops

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Limoges is a modern city so it was interesting to visit this medieval street in the centre with it's interesting and quaint shops

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A delightful walking area of Limoges with fascinating medieval architecture. Many shops and a couple of cafes in the area.

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Matha, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

two hours strolling around these beautiful streets oozing with atmosphere. Suddenly there's an opening that becomes steps leading up to another street - delightful.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

A small but homogenous quarter of Limoges with its half-timbered houses and romantic narrow roads. But regrettably as in so many French cities a lot of shops is abandoned and neglected - on the whole this gives a romantic but also very sad impression!!

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Limoges, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Possibly the best street in Limoges. A hive of activity during the tripe Festival (3rd Fri in Oct) otherwise a gentle stroll sends you back in time, visit the 14th Century Church halfway up/down.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Interesting and free to browse round at your leisure. Just off main Boulevard Gambetta. Pedestrian area with independent shops in very old buildings.

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La Rochelle, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The centre of historic Limoges is dotted with architecture from the middle ages through the revolution to the belle epoque. What is special about La Boucherie is that is a complete small street of medaeval buildings forming the butchery quarter of old Limoges. Many but not all of the shop fronts are preserved and one of the houses takes the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Actually great, number 16 on the Red Route walking tour, there is one house that you can tour. Our guide around this house spoke English and gave us a very good insight into how people lived in the street up to the early 1900's. The butches were very rich and powerful people, even though the street was probably very smelly,... More 

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Taff's Well, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

medieval buildings but so clean and fresh - makes it easy to envisage how life would have been but now chi chi shops and boutiques provide plenty of choice for window shopping

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Limoges, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is an area full of yesteryear charm and character. Beautifully restored and protected area, forming the original city of Limoges, the butchers' district. Take the time to stroll around, looking up towards the rooves of the houses, to take in the history....also look out for dates carved in the stones surrounding the front entrance doors. Also lots of interesting... More 

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