Also called the Château du Haut-Châlus, where the entrails of Richard the Lionheart are kept, it stands on a hill overlooking the town and upper Tardoire valley. Its isolated keep (11C) is imposing: 25m/82ft high, 10m/33ft in diameter and with walls between 2.5m and 3m (8-10ft) thick! In the corps de logis, which was extended in the 17C, but still has some parts that date from the 11C-13C, a guards' room has been reconstituted. It is a fine example of military architecture in the heyday of feudal France.
Address:Rue Chabrol, 87230 Châlus
Phone:+33 5 55 31 88 88
Price:3 € (-12 years old free of charge) €
Jul-Aug: 10.30am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-6pm; Apr-May: by prior arrangement