Château de Châlus-Chabrol

Local nameChâteau de Châlus-Chabrol
LocationChâlus, France

The Château de Chalus-Chabrol is a castle in the commune of Châlus in the département of Haute-Vienne, France.The castle dominates the town of Châlus. It consists today of an isolated circular keep and a residential building constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries, enlarged in the 17th century.The castle protected the southern approach to Limoges and the north-south route between Paris and Spain, as well as the ancient east-west route linking the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.

It is most famous for the death of King Richard the Lionheart, who died there while besieging the castle in 1199 from a crossbow wound fired, according to legend, by one of the defenders called Bertrand de Gourdon. His entrails are buried in the castle chapel.The castle's owners included Charlotte of Albret and Louise Borgia, respectively wife and daughter of Cesare Borgia.

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Address Chemin du Château, Châlus 87230, France

Coordinates 45°39'27.49" N 0°58'45.549" E

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