Place de la République (escalier en lisière de la place), 87000 Limoges
O Guia Verde
Horários de abertura
"Follow in the footsteps of Martial" guided tours organised either by the visitor centre (all year on specific dates by prior booking), or by archaeologists (Wed-Thu-5pm in Jul-Aug, places limited, arrive in advance)
This crypt was discovered by chance in 1956, on a site where a parking lot was planned. Martial and his two companions were buried here in two large sarcophagi. In the opposite corner is the paved loggia where the tomb of St Valerie, possibly a Merovingian benefactor, was placed. After you have crossed the room containing an enormous granite sarcophagus (4C), you will come to the foundations of two churches, Église St Pierre and Église St Benoît, which stand on the site of an early-Christian cemetery.