Eglise St. Michel des Lions, Limoges

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Named for the two majestic stone lions guarding its entrance, Eglise St. Michel des Lions was constructed between the 14th and 16th centuries, resulting in an iconic example of Gothic architecture. The church features a bell representative of the Limousin region and a metal ball crowning its highest peak. Relics of St. Martial, St. Loup, and St. Valerie are contained in a decorative altar that depicts the life and miracles of St. Martial. The church’s rich furnishings include two pietas, two windows depicting the lives of St. John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary, and a statue of St. Valerie. Plan to visit Eglise St. Michel des Lions during your Limoges vacation using our convenient Limoges sightseeing tool .
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  • The Church of Saint-Michel-des-Lions is one of the main churches of Limoges. It owes its name to the two Gallo-Roman stone lions guarding its entrance, it is located in the city center, after his visit you can do some shopping in the street of the steeple or the adjacent streets, you can descend on the square of the Republic where you will find many places to restore.
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  • Beautiful church inside with of superb stained-glass windows, a magnificent Tomb shady behind the altar, splendid "niches" on both sides, etc... In short, a place of worship or a place to visit not to be missed
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  • Full old town, the history of France is here... the pilgrims since the middle ages spend and his story is incredible. Do not miss during a trip to town.
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  • Nice doors. Lovely light interior.
  • Beautiful cathedral!
  • In my opinion the most beautiful church of Limoges. Original with its inclined pillars and its totally open altar
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  • Very beautiful church, has both inside and outside.
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  • Beautiful beautiful church in the heart of Limoges
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