When to fly
While Limoges is a year-round city, some of the best events happen between June and August. Book a flight to Limoges to catch the city's summer season which begins with themed exhibitions in the various public gardens, while Urb'aka, a free and highly popular festival of street arts, is held in mid-June. Young people are celebrated with the City Day in early July when an event dedicated to youth culture showcases contemporary music ranging from hip-hop to dance. Open air film shows and a variety of fetes are held throughout July and August, while an opera festival runs in late August.
The summer soiree concludes at the end of August with a range of Latin American Dance days. Take a cheap flight to Limoges outside of the busy season, September sees the city hosting European Heritage Days designed to promote local art and culture. November and December are characterised by seasonal music events, while the city itself is worth seeing when resplendent in all its Christmas fineries. In March Limoges hosts its very own carnival where people can enjoy the multicoloured float parade with the main attraction being ‘His Majesty Carnival’ who proudly wanders up and down the city’s streets.
Book a cheap flight to Limoges and see a historian’s paradise and a place of pilgrimage for lovers of fine art. Located on the banks of the Vienne, this venerable centre of architecture, art and sculpture was founded by the Romans in 10BC, and developed into a flourishing hotspot of creativity under the Normans. Today, visitors flying to Limoges have the opportunity to observe almost two millennia of history, which has been well conserved in the form of cathedrals, bridges and finely detailed ceramics.
The surrounding area is scattered with Roman ruins, while the city itself can be entered over the Saint Martial Bridge, also built by the empire of the Eternal City. Once inside, visitors will spend their time winding through a maze of cobblestoned streets unchanged since the Middle Ages. The ruins of Saint Martial Abbey and its crypts are worth exploring, as is the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Limoges, begun in 1273, yet only finished in 1888. Striking Renaissance era art characterizes the cathedral’s interior, while sculpted scenes depicting the Apocalypse will make your hair stand on end.
The city's botanical gardens offer a colourful alternative to all the historical intrigue, and include the acclaimed Jardin botanique de l'Evêché. Furthermore, over half of all of France’s porcelain is made in Limoges and the city is packed with finely detailed china suitable for souvenirs, or to simply admire.
Getting around Las Vegas
A modern trolleybus system with six different lines operates throughout Limoges. Buses run at frequent and regular intervals, Monday to Sunday. Alternatively, visitors arriving by car can make use of five different parking lots located across the city.
The city boasts the Limoges International Airport (LIG), with flights operating to destinations across France as well as some of the major airports in the UK which can provide many international connections. Taxis are available with prices varying according to the taxi fare meter to your destination. Allo Artisans Limoges Taxis can be taken to the Limoges railway station at a flat rate for the car, which takes 20 minutes. In addition, there a number of car rental companies at the airport.
Las Vegas insider information
- There's more to Las Vegas than casinos and conventions. There is a wealth of culture too, with several museums including the Atomic Testing Museum, Liberace Museum and the Neon Museum.
- There are no closing hours in Las Vegas for the sale or consumption of alcohol, even on Sunday. It is legal to have an open container while walking on the Strip but you must be at least 21 to drink or gamble.
- Malls and shopping centres with indoor rainstorms, animatronic gods, light shows and even a Grand Canal (in the Venetian) offer almost as much entertainment as the hotels.
- Watch out for a St Patrick's Day Parade in March, the Helldorado Days Rodeo and Western Festival in June and the National Finals Rodeo in December.
- October brings both the Jaycee State Fair and the Cashman Field PGA Invitational Golf Tournament.
- Las Vegas hotels are always advertising deals for guests. Before booking your flights to Las Vegas, check with specific hotels to see what rates and promotions they have during the time of your travel. In many cases, booking flights and hotels together is cheaper and more economical.
- Don’t miss out on star-infused dining by top chefs, look out for deals as it is possible for travellers to also receive vouchers to hotel casinos and restaurants when booking air fares and accommodation. After enjoying a late night meal, head to one of Las Vegas’ high-profile nightclubs. Ghostbar at the Palms, PURE, Rain and The Pussycat Dolls Lounge are among some of the top clubs on the Strip.