Châlus-Chabrol Castle

Interesting
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.

Useful information

Address:

Rue Chabrol, 87230 Châlus

Phone:

+33 5 55 31 88 88

Price:

3 € (-12 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10.30am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-6pm; Apr-May: by prior arrangement

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