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Châlus

Châlus (Chasluç) is a small town and commune in the Haute-Vienne département of France, in the Limousin région.

History

Châlus' claim to fame is that Richard I of England was killed here by a crossbow bolt, shot by one Pierre Basile while besieging the castle in 1199.

Sights

Châlus has a ruined castle (now named Château de Chalus-Chabrol).

Richard's bowels are still preserved in the chapel, and there is a medieval garden. Other attractions of the village include a museum dedicated to the chestnut.

Demographics

At the 1999 census, the population was . On 1 January 2007, the estimate was .

Inhabitants are known as Chalusiens.

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