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 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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- Ministry of Culture database entry for Château de Chalus-Chabrol (in French)
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