Limoges is a historically rich town in Limousin, deep in the heart of France. Famed for its porcelain output, Limoges is also a mecca for those looking to take advantage of the region's great outdoors - whether it be for walking, trekking, golfing or cycling. Equally, investors are flocking to the region as they eye the potential self-catering sector to invest in - it's a holiday-let market of note. Standing on the River Vienne, the town remains on the site of a 10th century Roman settlement, is packed with history at every turn and clings on to its past as a global exporter of porcelain. In recent years, significant investments have helped to enliven the town.
Investors looking for vale-for-money property in a great rural location, and yet still remain well-connected to other regions of France, are beginning to look at property for sale in Limoges. Just 250 miles from Paris, Limoges is blessed with good road and rail links, with its beautifully grand Gare des Bénédictins railway station setting the tone for this artistically-acclaimed town. While tourism may play a part in the town's economic prosperity, its link to porcelain remains strong. For more than 200 years, it has thrived on the production and export of porcelain and is France's predominant centre of manufacture.
The town, which has a population of 125,000, is also little known for being a university town. Student accommodation is always a must and savvy investors are looking at this potential niche. But, generally, Limoges' greatest pull is its art, history and rural outlook. Many Europeans come here to visit and holiday, taking in this rich vein of culture and taking advantage of the sprawling countryside. The west side of the town is regarded as one of the upcoming areas for property affordability. Limoges possess an international edge - with its own airport, two railway stations and the nearby A20, enabling quick links around the country or within Europe.
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