Châlus is a castle in commune of the same name the Haute-Vienne
department in the Limousin region in western France.
While besieging Châlus in 1199, Richard I of England was
mortally wounded by a crossbow bolt shot by one Pierre Basile. King
Richard's bowels are still preserved in the chapel here.
In 1275-1280, Géraud de Maumont built a second castle in
front of Châlus Chabrol, called Châlus Maulmont. This
was largely dismantled in 1790, then used as prison. The tower of
Châlus Maulmont collapsed in 1994.
There is a medieval garden here. Other attractions of the village
include a museum dedicated to the chestnut.