• Un an de réserve

  • 14  millions de voyages

  • 28 % de logements sociaux

  • 280.000 plantes produites chaque année

  • 51 m² d’espaces verts par habitant

  • 210 terrasses en centre ville

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Parks, flowers and gardens

Limoges, a city in the countryside

What strikes you at first about Limoges is how close it is to nature: from all high points in the city, the view plunges towards the hills of Limousin, and there are even fields which lie within the city! With 51 m2 of green land per inhabitant, Limoges features highly amongst the major cities: with 706 hectares of parks and gardens and 750 hectares of natural land, highlighted in a way that respects fauna, flora and environmentally friendly practices. Green corridors allow inhabitants to enjoy walks at the heart of nature in complete tranquillity and these endeavours have bestowed Limoges with international status.

Town planning and green spaces

Each district of Limoges benefits from development aimed at making life more pleasant, and plants play a major role in this process. Major operations have enabled the development of promenade and leisure areas at the entrance to popular districts such as the Aurence valley. Over the course of 30 years, nearly 200 hectares of parks and playgrounds have been developed. Discover the main public gardens.

Situated between a motorway and various factories, the development of the Saint-Lazare urban regeneration zone is designed to preserve the richness of the environment, including the blackberry bushes and shrubbery. A careful inventory displayed the presence of stone martens, salamanders, bats, wagtails, kingfishers, song thrushes and hedgehogs, and above all, a rare site of Hart’s-tongue Fern, a protected fern at departmental level. A varied management project enables the most effective protection and maintenance of natural habitats such as hedgerows, grasslands and groves, while providing a pleasant environment for walkers.



Botanical discoveries

Created between 1956 and 1961, then extended in 1990 to occupy 1.3 hectares, the botanical garden is situated at the foot of Saint-Étienne cathedral, making it one of the most beautiful in Europe along with that of Oxford.


"Boulevard des fleurs"

With nearly 330,000 plants produced each year, flowers are certainly not in short supply, with talented gardeners taking advantage of the situation to create increasingly impressive flower beds.


Family gardens

With their carefully cultivated small plots, allotments are part of the landscape of Limoges, popular town and close to its rural roots. To taste of gardening adds a social aspect, because the collective gardens contribute to a better integration into the fabric of the city.


Sustainable gardens

In the framework of the city’s Agenda 21, the department for green land has implemented alternative management techniques aimed at significantly reducing the use of phytosanitary products.


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