Tourism Chalus > Visit > Sur la route des châteaux > Château de Châlus-Chabrol

The Castle of Châlus-Chabrol


Open from June 1st to August 31st, daily except for Monday, from 10.30 to 12.30 and from2.30 to 6pm.




Entry: 3€ (5€ with commentary – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Free for under 12s and the disabled with proof of status.


Information : Mairie de Châlus (Town Hall) 05 55 31 88 88 or Monts de Châlus Tourist Office 09 60 07 30 07



The castle of Châlus-Chabrol stands witness to the power of its owners, all members of the great families of France: the Sullys, the d’Albrets, the Borgias and finally the Bourbons. The most well known event in the castle’s history is the death of Richard the Lionheart, King of England, whilst besieging the castle in 1199.

A town attached to the castle soon developed, behind it and around the nearby priory (L’Abbaye). The emigration of the Count of Bourbon in 1792, at the time of the Revolution,  brought about the sequestration and auction of the estate.

On his return, the Count bought back part of the property that had been seized and the castle remained in the hands of the Bourbon family until the end of the 20th century. It consists of a residential building with tower, a keep, the remains of a chapel of the 11th century and a residential building of the 17th century.