Richard the Lionheart  Route
You are invited to follow the lion who met his fate: Richard, King of England, Duke of Aquitaine and son of Eleanor! A relentless warrior who crossed  numerous lands, it was during the 1199 siege of Châlus Château, owned by the Viscount of Limoges, that Richard was fatally wounded. He was buried at Fontefrault, his heart was deposited at Rouen and his remains were left in Châlus.
Today, a non profit organisation that unites 19 sites has chosen this well known historical figure as their emblem.  These sites can be found along the 200 km tourist road that passes through the Haute-Vienne, the Corrèze, the Charente and the Dordogne. 
Bonneval castle overlooks the centre of Coussac village; it was a strategic location in the line of defence that protected access to Aquitaine. It is the estate of the Marquis de Bonneval, one of the oldest noble families in France. The furnished château houses tapestries from Aubusson and Fontainebleau.
 The route of the Lion knight will lead you on a discovery of other medieval castles and villages. 


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