Limoges, which boasts 2,000 years of history is the city of fire arts, famous for its porcelain, and less for its production of enamel and stained glass. It hides a well-kept secret, its underground passages. The buildings are spread over several centuries to form a network consisting of two or three levels of vaulted cellars, warehouses and aqueducts, dug into the tuff or the masonry.
Jean and Martine opened their second shop, 3 rue Fourie, in 2002, a way for them to get closer to the lower part of the city and eyewear enthusiasts. Customers can now come and go between the two stores, aware of the choice of the different spectacle collections, and depending on the mood of the moment they sometimes prefer to play with this option. True to themselves, they select frames with character, linked to a story. Technically, the same policy of rigor is applied, based on uncontested visual performance of the Essilor and Nikon lenses. Eloïse, who is in charge, has an innate sense to choose the right eyeglasses. Her smile hides her demand for high professional standards, respect for work well done and the image of Jarraud Opticians, a true institution of the city.