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Visite guidée du château de Nexon avec Isabelle, notre guide conférencière à partir de 14h30. Venez découvrir l'histoire de l'illustre famille Gay de Nexon, de son haras et de son parc. Tarifs: 6€ pour les adultes et 4€ pour les enfants de 7 à 15 ans. Réservation au 05 55 58 28 44 (Office de Tourisme Pays de Nexon-Monts de Châlus.


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Rendez-vous à partir de 19h au Lac Plaisance de Saint-Hilaire-les-Places pour le traditionnel Marché Gourmand de producteurs. Buvette et frites sur place. Information au 06 40 06 79 92.

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Barbecue concert à la Ferme de Masnaud de Dournazac en ce Vendredi 23 Août. Rendez-vous à partir de 19h. Le tarif est de 16€ et sur réservation au 06 61 88 27 25 ou au 05 55 78 49 63. 

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Rendez-vous à l'église Romane de Rilhac-Lastours à 19h pour écouter le concert de "Tête à tête", un duo 100% féminin! Profitez de la bossa-jazz, de ballades, du jazz-rock ainsi que de la world musique. Tarif: 8€ (gratuit popur les moins de 12 ans). Informations au 05 55 58 27 12.

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Venez donc faire un tour au Marché de Producteurs de Meilhac! On vous attend à partir de 17h30 dans le Centre Bourg. Informations au 05 55 58 10 63.

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Richard Coeur de Lion

The Death of the Lionheart in 1199

In 1152, Eleanor, heiress of the Duchy of Aquitaine, recently separated from her first husband, Louis VII, King of France, married Henry Plantagenet of the powerful House of Anjou. She brought to the future King of England the Duchy of Aquitaine which included, notably, Limousin and Perigord.

Born at Oxford on 8th September, 1157, Richard was the third son of Henry II, King of England, and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine.

He was crowned Duke of Aquitaine at Poitiers in April 1169; in 1171, during a symbolic ceremony in the cathedral of Limoges, he put on his finger the ring of the mythical St Valerie, said to have been the daughter of one of the first dukes of Aquitaine.

For some years, the region had suffered the consequences of the rivalries and wars between the King of England and his sons. Since his oldest brother, Henry the Young King, had died in 1183, Richard became King of England on the death of his father in 1189. In December of the same year he left for the Third Crusade.

Taken prisoner by the Archduke of Austria on his return to Europe, he was only set free in 1194 in exchange for a huge ransom, largely collected by his mother. After returning to England, he began to take back the castles and land usurped by his brother, John Lackland.

In 1199, he marched against the Viscounty of Limoges to punish his vassal Adhémar V for siding with the King of France. He therefore laid siege to the Viscount’s castle at Châlus. On 26th March 1199 he was hit in the neck by an arrow fired from the keep. He died from the consequences of this injury on 6th April, in the arms of his mother Eleanor to whom he made his final requests: “That my body be buried at Fontevrault, my heart in the cathedral at Rouen and as for my entrails, that they remain in Châlus.”  

Thus, at the end of the 12th century, Châlus was witness to an event of European importance. From the very beginning, stories began to embroider the facts; it was probably during the Renaissance that there arose the legend that Richard had in fact come to Châlus to recover a treasure of life-size gold statues representing a prince and his household.

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