Visits in the area of Les Cars

The castle of Chalus-Chabrol

Châlus-Chabrol castle 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. The castle is also linked with Cesare Borgia and important families such as Sully, d’Albret and Bourbon. 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.

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Open from july 1st to august 31, everyday except monday : 10.30am-0.30pm / 2.30pm-6pm

Price: 3€ for free visit, 5€ for the guided tour (availaible only Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Free for children under 12 years, and for Handicapped persons.
Information : City of Châlus 05 55 31 88 88 or Intercommunal Tourist Office of “Monts de Châlus” 09 60 07 30 07.
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Lastours Castle

The 700 years old castle of Lastours offers you many medieval animations and visits during the summer : historical reconstructions, medieval weapons initiations, concerts, shows, games…
Get more informations on the castle’s website.
You can also visit the « Garden of the year 1000 », an avocation of a medieval garden, situated near the castle. Free visit all the year.

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Informations : 05 55 58 38 44 or 05 55 58 38 47

Eco-Museum of “Pays de Chalus”

The eco-museum of history and archaeology, in the center of Châlus, presents many objects which evoke life in Limousin’s countryside in the 19th and the 20th century.


Open from June 16 to September 15, everyday except Monday, 3pm-6pm.
Free entrance.

Information : Eco-Museum of the “Pays de Chalus”, 24 Rue nationale 87230 Chalus .05 55 31 88 88 or Intercommunal Tourist Office of “Monts de Châlus” 09 60 07 30 07.
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Nexon Castle Park

The park around Nexon castle is a beautiful place to have a  walk, with fountains, waterfalls, ponds… Inside the park, you can also discover the big top of the circus arts national center, that proposes a circus festival in august.
You can also visit the Garden of senses, landscaped in the park. It excites your 5 senses (hearing, eyesight, touch, taste and smell) with vegetal species.

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The entrance of the park and the garden is free.
Tours for groups of children and adults are made on reservation from May to September.

Informations : Tourism Office of “Pays de Nexon” 05 55 58 28 44

Visits in the area of Les Cars

Discover the historic and heritage sites of the Monts de Chalus.

Visits in the area of Les Cars