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1: City of the Tour de France
3: Limoges is located in central France in the province of Limousin. Its department is Haute-Vienne. It is the capital for this region.
5: Limoges is the beginning city of the 10th stage of the 2009 Tour de France. This the 14th time that the Tour de France has come through Limoges.
6: Limoges is most famous for its porcelain. Collectors all over the world adore their small porcelain boxes and porcelain china.
9: Limoges was founded by the Romans in 10 B.C. The original name was Augustoritum and it was named after the Roman Emperor, Augustus. These photos are two different views of the Saint Martial bridge which was built by the Romans. The bridge was named after the priest who brought Christianity to this area.
10: There are over 130,00 people in Limoges with 248,00 in the metropolitan area.
11: The average temperatures for the month of July are 82 for the high and 61 for the low. It does not rain much there in the summer so the Tour de France and the Bastille day festivities should have perfect weather on the 14th of July.
13: The University of Limoges has 17,000 students and it was founded in 1808, though it was not formally chartered by the French government until 1968.
14: The most famous son of Limoges was Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the famous Impressionist painter from th late 19th-early 20th century.
15: Here are two of his famous paintings.
16: Sources used: www.letour.fr www.francekeys.com www.ville-limoges.com
17: www.wikitravel.org/en/France www.francetourism.com www.tourisme-hautevienne.com www.franceway.com