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Chateau d'Usse, Rigny-Usse

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
An astounding array of glistening white sandstone, slate rooftops in blue, and whimsical towers fill your waking dreams as you approach Chateau d'Usse. "Sleeping Beauty" author, Charles Perrault, was so enamored with this castle that it inspired him to write his famous 17th century tale. This castle wasn't built for bloody battles, and it has always managed to evade the bedlam of war. The romantic and playful mood comes from its flamboyant Gothic and Renaissance architecture--authenticity that not even Walt Disney could outdo.

Costumed characters greet you on your tour through themed chambers warmed by the glow of wood-burning fireplaces. Each room is filled with the legend and the history of lavish 19th century fashions, fine bone china and real silverware on the dining room table, and bedchambers whisking you off to fairytale dreams. Be sure to climb the spiral staircases with your kids until you find the wax figure of Sleeping Beauty resting in her tower.

After your tour, stroll the gardens to take in the majestic cedars, the surrounding Chinon Forest, and the majestic views of the chateau from the walkway. Keep a lookout for small, but elusive details, such as intricate carvings on many outdoor installations and entryways. Let your inspiration flow with a fun-filled visit to the castle that created the very fabric of fairytale dreams. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Chateau d'Usse and many more Rigny-Usse attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rigny-Usse vacation trip planner.
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  • One of our good experiences in loore Valleyr. The visit of the chateau Andy the stop lunch worth the time. 
  • We visit is surnome usse Castle the castle of the sleeping sleeping, it is very rewarding d ' story, very beautiful, I loved, children can see the beautiful sleeping with her prince charming, and other characters are beautiful because
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  • Big and beautiful, this castle is very well staged and well maintained. Feel free to climb to the highest to discover the Dungeon, the attic and the view.
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  • Pretty sure it's the château that inspired beauty and the beast... Or one of those Disney cartoons.
  • Very nice château with interesting features.
  • Very scenic location and wonderful spot for taking pictures of the outside of the Chateau. The self guided tour was interesting but nothing special.
  • Nice site to walk around, kids (ageing 4-6) found the sights of sleeping beauty and malafide magical.
  • Nice, interesting also for children.
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