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Château d'Ussé

Château d'Ussé

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This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Parc naturel régional Loire-Anjou-Touraine

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    The construction of the Château d'Ussé began in the 15th century. Its architecture is original because it is based on a double inspiration: medieval and Renaissance.

    Accompanied by French gardens, a chapel and stables, the Château d'Ussé can be visited all year round.

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    • July 29, 2021

  • Château d'Ussé is also called Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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    • June 19, 2019

  • The imposing castle stands since 1927 under monument protection. It is considered the epitome of a romantic fairytale castle and so it is hardly surprising that it should have inspired the French version of Sleeping Beauty. In addition to the castle itself and the associated facilities, you can also visit an annually changing fashion exhibition of bygone eras. Of course, there is also a Sleeping Beauty exhibition.

    Opening hours:
    The castle is open daily from the 12th of February to the 5th of November.
    12th February to 31st March: 10am - 6pm.
    1st April to 30th September: 10am - 7pm.
    1st October to 5th November: 10am - 6pm.
    The inlet closes one hour before the end.

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    • October 4, 2017

  • Particularities:
    The Château d'Ussé is said to have inspired the poet Charles Perrault during a visit to the French version of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty in the 17th century. On the ramparts, the story of Sleeping Beauty is told with wax figures.

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    • May 16, 2019

  • An unmissable castle two laps from the Loire à Vélo!

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    • June 7, 2020

  • Today's castle goes back to a medieval castle, on the foundations of which a new complex was built in the 15th century and expanded in the 16th century. After changes in the 17th and 19th centuries, Ussé Castle is now the epitome of a romantic fairytale castle (Wikipedia).

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    • April 28, 2022

  • A very beautiful castle, to visit, or simply to admire during a refreshment break.

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    • May 30, 2022

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