Limousin Chateaux and Castles

France is widely known for its chateaux from the renaissance and the medieval ages. Here are some of the many Limousin chateaux:


Château de Boussac: built on an exceptional site where fortifications have existed since Roman times, the current castle dates partly from the 12th and 13th centuries and the beginning of the 15th century. The Companion of Jeanne-d’Arc rebuilt the castle around 1400.

Château de Chalus: final resting place of Richard 1st (Richard the Lionheart) mortally wounded during the seige of the castle in 1199. The chateau consists of the first main building (11th-12th and 13th centuries). Second main building (17th century), the cylindrical dungeon (12th century) - pictured right, the chapel, where Richard’s remains are still lying and the medieval garden.

Château de Rochechouart: 15th Century châteaux which also houses the departments Centre of Contemporary Art. The château is built on the edge of a 20 km crater formed by a meteorite 160 million years ago.

Chateau de Villemonteix: Privately owned Chateau between Gueret and Aubusson.


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