During the World War II, many Jews from Alsace were evacuated to and around Limoges. The Palais des Sports de Beaublanc, has been host for international basketball events such as the Euro Basket 1983 and serves as home court for the professional team CSP Limoges (Cercle St Pierre).
Since 1983, the club has been French champion 11 times (1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2014, 2015) and 6 European titles (1982, 1983, 2000 (Korac Cup), 1988 (FIBA Saporta Cup), 1993 (Euroleague)).
The foundation was part of the reorganization of the province by the emperor Augustus, hence the new name.
The Roman city included an amphitheatre measuring 136 x 115 metres, a theatre, a forum, baths and several sanctuaries.
In early 1905 strikes began in another local industry, shoe factories soon followed in the porcelain factories. There would be two casualties: a horse and a young porcelain worker, Camille Vardelle.
The first French confederation of workers, Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) (General Confederation of Labour), was created in Limoges in 1895.
Limoges experiences an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) common to much of Western France.
Most precipitation occurs between October and February. On average, the city undergoes 41 days of frost and seven days of snow each winter.
It was realized during the year 1981 thanks to Albert Chaminade (1912–2009), who long demanded an honorable basketball field of the sports facilities worthy to the Mayors Georges Guingouin then Léon Betoulle it was not until 1981, distant cousin of the Blessed Guillaume-Joseph Chaminade, (1761–1850), French religious priest, founder of the Society of Mary (Marianists).
At the death of Albert Chaminade, in 2009, this one rests under the stele in memory of the French sportsmen of the Haute-Vienne this was accepted by the Mayor of (1990–2014) Alain Rodet before entrance of the Sports Palace.
The Beaublanc Sports Center is equipped with a basketball hall, an athletics stadium, an Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts and various football fields.
It had a Senate and a currency of its own, a sign of its importance in the imperial age.
Later, like many towns and cities in Gaul, it was renamed after the tribe (here the Lemovices) whose chief town it was; "Lemovices" subsequently evolved into "Limoges", and "Lemovicinus" for the area around changed into "Limousin".