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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 (12th century) 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 Richard the Lionheart, who died there from a crossbow wound while besieging the castle in 1199. His entrails are buried in the castle chapel. The castle is also linked with Cesare Borgia.
Château de Chalus-Chabrol has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1925. The castle is open to visitors.Source
- www.culture.gouv.fr, accessed 25 Feb 2007.
Coordinates: 45°39′18″N 0°58′49″E / 45.655°N 0.98028°E / 45.655; 0.98028