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Getting There -- Limoges has good train service from most regional cities, with direct trains from Toulouse, Poitiers, and Paris. Fifteen trains depart daily from Paris's Gare d'Austerlitz for Limoges (trip time: 2 1/2 hr.); the one-way fare is 50€. For complete train information, call tel. 36-35 or 08-92-35-35-35. Bus transit in and out of the small towns and villages nearby can be arranged through the Régie des Transports de la Haute-Vienne, place Charentes. If you're driving from Aubusson, take D941 west for the 1-hour trip.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is at 12 bd. de Fleurus (tel. 05-55-34-46-87; fax 05-55-34-19-12; www.tourismelimoges.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.