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 your Eglise St. Michel des Lions visit and explore what else you can see and do in Limoges using our Limoges vacation generator.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Halt freshness in this church or stop umbrella between two showers, take a few minutes to admire the beautiful stained glass windows.
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  • August 10, 2017
    An unusual Church by its location in the historic center. Protected by a pedestrian street. It is bordered by two stone statues representing lions, or at least what he left. In front is also a beautiful Fountain. The façade is quite austere, is topped by a high Bell Tower. The Interior is disconcerting. The nave while high is especially wide. It thus has several altars. It is a Hall church. To see.
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  • July 20, 2017
    The spacious and atmospheric church houses the remains of Saint Martial, Saints Valerie, and Saint Loup - important figures in the history of Limoges and the Limousin. The stained glass in the church ...  more »
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  • July 15, 2017
    Nice doors. Lovely light interior.
  • August 25, 2016
    Beautiful cathedral!
  • February 20, 2017
    In my opinion the most beautiful church of Limoges. Original with its inclined pillars and its totally open altar
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  • June 13, 2017
    Very beautiful church, has both inside and outside.
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  • August 27, 2017
    Beautiful beautiful church in the heart of Limoges
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