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Recently renovated, this museum has an outstanding collection of spectacularly colored enamels (said to be the best in Europe outside those in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia) and a range of Limoges porcelain from the 12th century to the present day. Other attractions include a 2,000-piece Egyptian collection; archeology finds; and sculptures and fine art, including works by Auguste Renoir, the impressionist painter who was born in Limoges in 1841. The main part of the museum is housed in the 18th-century archbishops’ palace with luminous modern galleries for temporary exhibitions. The Jardins de l’Evêché, which offer a view of the Vienne and the 13th-century pont St-Etienne, surround the museum. See the website for an events calendar. One-hour guided tours are available but, for now, only in French. They take between an hour and an hour and a half and cost 3€ to 5€. For families (in French only) there is the “Folio” visit, with a guide and a book that has pictures and games that help to explain the collections.