Château de Châlus-Chabrol
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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.
It is most famous for the death of King Richard the Lionheart, who died there from a crossbow wound fired by one of the defenders called Betrand de Gurdon while besieging the castle in 1199. His entrails are buried in the castle chapel. The castle is also linked with Cesare Borgia.
- www.culture.gouv.fr, accessed 25 Feb 2007.
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