In the heart of the city, in the pedestrian area of ​​Place de la Motte, formerly a castle motte, and near the charming “village” of La Boucherie with its half-timbered houses, are the Halles Centrales de Limoges, the one of the most beautiful buildings in France. Immerse yourself in a friendly atmosphere, taste local products, and explore contemporary works within remarkable architecture. An unmissable event for lovers of culture and gastronomy.

Focus on this architectural masterpiece

From the first glance, the evocation of the renowned architect Gustave Eiffel comes to mind when faced with this impressive integral metal framework! The structure of 50 meters long by 35 wide reminiscent of the famous Baltard pavilions, mixing metal, Burgundy bricks and glass roofs emblematic of the time. But what makes it truly unique is its porcelain frieze, decorated with 368 tiles representing a multitude of animals and fruits, thus captivating all eyes.

In May 2018, after 131 years since its construction, the Limoges Central Halls have begun a radical and life-saving renovation. On November 23, 2019, these new Halls were unveiled to visitors, offering much more than remarkable architecture. Discover a unique user-friendly experience with 88 m² dedicated to tastings on stalls and in relaxation areas, including a sales counter attractive, a dynamic entertainment space, And a showroom “Limoges Unesco Creative City” presenting contemporary works of fire arts.

Explore the Halles Centrales de Limoges, where history and innovation meet to create an unmissable place for lovers of culture and gastronomy.

Les Halles Centrales, an unmissable gourmet address!

The renovated Halles have become the new popular meeting place for Limougeauds of all ages, offering newfound comfort and aesthetics for doing their shopping. It's also the perfect place to meet up with friends and enjoy local delicacies. Whether around a counter to taste the potato pâté (brioche or puff pastry, a delicate choice), the galletous thickets, chestnut fondant (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and the unmissable donut from Les Halles.

Nocturnes at the Halles Centrales: tastings under the stars

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Nocturnes of the Halles Centrales of Limoges. De 19h to 22h, Les Halles transforms into a lively market where you can taste and buy a variety of local products. During these special evenings, enjoy the gourmet stands, dine at the counter or outdoors, and let yourself be carried away by a cheerful musical atmosphere. Bruschettas, oysters, aperitif platters and other regional delights will be there to awaken your taste buds. Find the nocturnal events of Les Halles, every 2nd Friday of the month from April to October and 2nd and 4th Friday of the month in June, July and August.

Les Halles centrales

Address: de la Motte, 87000 Limoges


  • Tuesday – Wednesday: 7am-14pm
  • Thursday – Sunday: 7am-15pm
  • Nocturnal every 2nd Friday of the month and the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month in June, July and August.
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Focus on the history of Les Halles

Listed as historical monuments since on August 16, 1976, This majestic building was inaugurated on December 15, 1889 replacing another wooden hall who was moved Carnot square and which is still active (and worth a visit). Those are disciples of Eiffel, the Pesce and Lévesque engineers who set to work.

Discover its little sister: the Halles Carnot

The Halles Carnot of Limoges, ideally located at a strategic crossroads, underwent a spectacular rehabilitation in 2017. Today, this emblematic place vibrates with new energy: a true temple of friendliness where they rub shoulders local products and gourmet specialties. Come discover a lively market, where each visit turns into a unique and authentic taste experience.

Les Halles Carnot

Address: Place Sadi Carnot, 87000 Limoges


  • Tuesday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 13 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 7 a.m. – 14 p.m.
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What are the opening hours of the Halles Centrales de Limoges?

The Central Halls are open:

  • Tuesdays – Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 14 p.m.
  • Thursday – Sunday: 7am-15pm

Where are the Halles Centrales de Limoges?

Les Halles Centrales is located in the heart of Limoges on Place de la Motte.

Is there parking available near the Halles Centrales?

Yes, several car parks are available near the Halles Centrales:

  • park in the Indigo de la Motte underground car park (direct access to the halls via an elevator) or Aine – green dot on the map
  • park in adjacent streets – you benefit from 1/2 hour of free parking (to be validated at the parking meter)

Are the Halles Centrales accessible to people with reduced mobility?

Yes, the Halles Centrales are accessible to people with reduced mobility. An elevator, level access and toilets are available to facilitate circulation.

Are there restaurants or cafes at Les Halles Centrales?

Yes, you will find several restaurants at Les Halles Centrales, offering a variety of local specialties, world dishes and drinks to satisfy every craving. Also find many other addresses near the Halles Centrales.

How can I contact Les Halles Centrales for more information?

For any additional questions, you can contact them by telephone on 06 50 79 01 82. You can also visit the Halles Centrales website at the address .

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