See his biography of Alfred Hitchcock (with Eric Roemer, 1957, tr. 1979); studies by R. Wood and M. Walker (1970) and G. Austin (1999).
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 Richard the Lionheart, who died here from a crossbow wound while besieging the castle in 1199. His entrails are buried in the castle chapel. The castle is also linked with Cesare Borgia. Château de Chalus-Chabrol has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1925. The castle was open to visitors till 2006, but has been sold in that year and is no longer open for the public.