The town of Limoges didn't come across to me as especially pretty. There are some attractive old buildings, and certain ones, housing for example, the town museum, and the National Porcelain Museum "Adrien Bouché", and the railway station, are seriously impressive. But you tend have to look at the buildings in isolation, blocking off from your senses the more recent, ugly ones, or other unattractive urban developments.
The old bridge over the river Vienne that runs by, rather than through, the town, is attractive, and the river was millpond calm.
The railway station is quite magnificent, featuring dramatic architecture and stained glass.