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Chateau d'Usse

37420 Rigny-Usse, France
+33 2 47 95 54 05
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The sleeping beauty castle

The Castle of Ussé at the edge of the forest of Chinon inspired the French writer Charles Peraullt... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wurzburg, Germany
Beautiful castle and found with audio guide

We went there because many French people that we asked said that this castle was a must see. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Grit J
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See the inspiration for the fairy-tale castle in Sleeping Beauty: Charles Perrault, the author of the popular tale, was so impressed he decided on this castle as the setting of his story.
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  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“fairy tale” (33 reviews)
“sleeping beauty” (117 reviews)
“loire valley” (14 reviews)
37420 Rigny-Usse, France
+33 2 47 95 54 05
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Reviewed yesterday

The Castle of Ussé at the edge of the forest of Chinon inspired the French writer Charles Peraullt to his narrative " The sleeping beauty in the forest" . The today castle goes back to a medieval fortress, on its foundation they built a new...More

Thank ralfkrueger2211
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there because many French people that we asked said that this castle was a must see. It is a perfect kept private owned castle where you are able to see most of the castle. This was very fun to do with the audio...More

Thank Grit J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a bijou castle in a bijou corner of la Loire! Perched on a hill, it's a fairy tale castle made for girls! I was happy to pay the entrance fee of €14 (€1 more than at Chenonceau!) to support the upkeep and creative events...More

Thank Lizioli
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent half a day at Usse, and loved it all. It is a huge building with at least three floors. On the top floor/attic, are rooms decorated with depictions of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. On the grounds are horses and donkeys grazing. The...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit might be worth for families with kids. I didn't enjoy the rooms and found this visit disappointing.

Thank Edgar P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this castle and another (Langlais) on the same day. Morning visit here was good fun: the origins as a fort can be seen, as well as the conversion to a castle. Top floor of the castle is dedicated to telling Sleeping Beauty's tale...More

Thank Jelavos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best Chateaus in the Loire Valley by far. The huge towers and the main building are magnificent. The caves and the sleeping beauty story that is told within the castle is a very nice bonus.

Thank Moshe D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visit. Approximately 2,5 hours stay at a leisureous way. A beautifull castle but certainly not "la plus Belle". Only a couple of rooms to see but these were taken Well care off. A good way to fill a midday with a visit. And good...More

Thank Frans R
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

As this town is very quiet the option really is to visit the chateau known as " the sleeping beauty chateau" , not disappointed by any means a lovely place to visit with lots of interesting things and places within the chateau such as costumes,...More

Thank jeffrey R
Reviewed 7 July 2017

My child was fascinated, an interestingly presented all of the scenes of the fairy tale. There are many steps and the rooms were enhanced by the dressed dolls. The gardens are charming too.

Thank Borislav2010
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Roberto C
11 December 2016|
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Response from Blaxhall | Reviewed this property |
I think you will find that both the chateau, gardens and the chapel will be closed tightly over the holiday period. However, all is not lost. The chateau itself is situated on a bluff facing across the surrounding lands... More
9 April 2015|
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Response from belleretraite | Reviewed this property |
We also rented a car and we had a GPS which we found quite helpful ! Beside the châteaux close to Rigny-Usse we also visited 2 of the most beautiful villages of France : Candes Saint-Martin and Monsoreau .