Begin your day at Adrien Dubouche National Museum to discover the world's finest porcelain collection and to travel through time, from the loveliest Antique creations to today. A tour of the Bernardaud foundation and its two boutiques will take you to explore the various tableware arts. Your free «routes de la porcelaine » brochure will be a great help and will guide you to the shops, workshops and factories open to visitors.
As for Limoges enamel, Limoges's Fine Arts Museum boasts one of the 10 largest enamel collections, from Renaissance painted enamel, "champlevé" enamel to contemporary works, representative of Limousin's creativity.
Shopping : Louis Blanc boulevard also known as « porcelain boulevard » and rue de la Boucherie will give you a glimpse of Limousin's creative excellence.
Thirty minutes west of Limoges (via RN 141 road), Saint Junien welcomes you to its workshops, which have been making gloves for great names in French fashion design (Hermes, Dior...) for many years, and for celebrities such as Madonna, Lady Gaga...
Saint Junien, the city of leather, is well worth a visit and a great place to shop.
Back on RN 141 road towards Angouleme, then on D 945 road to Cognac.
This lovely provincial city along the river Charente, is home to the "nectar of gods": Cognac! This liquor has made the town famous all over the world!
King François the 1st was born here : tour the town, take a gabare boat ride, then visit a famous Cognac house : Hennessy, Martel, Meukow...
Via road A10, continue on to Bordeaux, whose name is intimately linked to wine!
"La cité du vin" a venue dedicated to wine, opened recently. It invites visitors on a personal, international, historical and cultural journey.
Complete this tour with a visit to vineyards and wine châteaux, and do not miss the city of BOrdeaux, on UNESCO's World heritage List.