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Chateau d'Usse

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

Nice visit. Approximately 2,5 hours stay at a leisureous way. A beautifull castle but certainly not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frans R
via mobile
Lovely place to visit

As this town is very quiet the option really is to visit the chateau known as " the sleeping beauty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jeffrey R
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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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  • Poor9%
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“fairy tale” (32 reviews)
“loire valley” (13 reviews)
37420 Rigny-Usse, France
+33 2 47 95 54 05
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was not the most interesting chateau we have visit in the Loire valley, but this was the one my daughter liked the most!!! She loved the sleeping beauty scenes, she was super excited!! This is a suggestion for family with kids only as for...More

Thank Daniela_Oliveira_BPN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a full day just visiting the châteaux on a recent visit to the Loire Valley. The challenge in the planning was to avoid overdosing on redundancy while also blending sites for those in our party who had never been here and new ones...More

Thank WineTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chateau is easy to find and surrounded by gardens. The rooms were enhanced by the dressed mannequins. This is where the story of Sleeping Beauty is set out in one of the towers and is a delightful trip although there are lots of steps...More

Thank Joyce261
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a privately owned chateau, the entrance price is a bit high. Nice formal gardens. Interesting chapel, wine caves. Stables - yeah yeah seen loads of that. The castle itself offers an interesting walk around inside. We too thought the Sleeping Beauty thing was really...More

Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We drove past Usse a few years ago but didn't have the time to stop. We made it a point this year. The sleeping beauty tie-in was cute but the history, architecture and well manicured gardens are the real reason to see this chateau. I...More

1  Thank cmayfield510
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We actually quite liked this cute wee castle. We saw it before going to its bigger cousins which helps,but in any case it's lovely and I didn't mind the entrance fee knowing that it's helping the owners to maintain the place. I would hate to...More

1  Thank whattosay
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Of all the chateaus we visited, this was the worse, and the most expensive, the book had a glowing write up. I suggest you give it a miss, not very interesting @14 euros pp not worth the journey

Thank david s
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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 .