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Castle of Chalucet

Monument in Saint-Jean-Ligoure

Listed as an historic monument, the castle of Chalucet takes place in the Haute-Vienne department, in the region of New Aquitaine, only about ten kilometers from Limoges. Dominating the confluence of Briance and Ligoure, the building is located in the municipality of Saint-Jean-Ligoure.

This medieval fortress is still today one of the main tourist sites of Limousin, divided into two parts: Lower Chalucet built in the twelfth century, and High Chalucet erected in the thirteenth century. In the heart of the forest park Ligoure, rich in walks and marked hiking, Castle Chalucet can be discovered with family or friends to learn a little more about the history of the region.

Today in ruins, because dismantled by the Consuls of Limoges at the end of the sixteenth century, the building is the work of consolidation work for several years. Thanks to the application The fortress of Chalucet, free download before entering the remains, it is possible to discover in a fun way the life in the castle, its construction until its transformation into palaces in the thirteenth century. You will appreciate 3D reconstructions, as well as augmented reality elements.

During the visit, you will discover with pleasure the tower Jeannette, the low castrum, and the high castrum. The latter is unfortunately not visitable, but an iron cage allows to enjoy a panoramic view of the courtyard of the old castle.

Chalucet Castle can be enjoyed for a free visit or a guided tour from April to November.

AddressLieu Dit Chalusset, Saint-Jean-Ligoure
Telephone+33 5 55 00 96 55
Official sitewww.chalucet.com

Other monuments nearby

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Castle of La BorieSolignac (4 mi)
Castle Vieux-ChâteauJourgnac (4.7 mi)
Castle of EyjeauxEyjeaux (5 mi)
Castle of TraslageVicq-sur-Breuilh (5.1 mi)
Bridge Saint-MartialLimoges (6.5 mi)
Castle of LaugerieFeytiat (6.6 mi)
Abbey of the AlloisLa Geneytouse (6.9 mi)

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