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Address: 37420 Rigny-Usse, France
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See the inspiration for the fairy-tale castle in Sleeping Beauty: Charles...

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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Such A contrast to Chambord. Much more like Azay-le-RIdeau. Not a good lesson for home remodeling.

Well nothing could have been more exciting and pleasant than for me to find this chateau years ago almost by accident after coming our of visiting the town of Chinon and its... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance fee is the most expensive out of all the château's. They had manikins everywhere as they were showing some sort of collection (I'm not sure what the connection was). It was almost like walking through Downton abbey because of all the manikins around the castle. They have a sketchy sleeping beauty story telling area that didn't really make... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Well nothing could have been more exciting and pleasant than for me to find this chateau years ago almost by accident after coming our of visiting the town of Chinon and its chateau. It took place many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Chateau d' usse was a real find on our travels, perched up high overlooking the village and river it is a must do if you love chateau's. The Chateau has lots of interesting history some of which is written about out side the Chateau's own chapel and stables which are in great condition. There is also old and new wine... More 

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Plougasnou, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The chateau is a fairy tale itself, and is worthy of its title of being the inspiration for the story of Sleeping Beauty. Not modernised, or 'Disney-like', there is so much to see and even more history to experience when your there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is an impressive privately owned castle that is doing its best to earn an income while keeping the castle in working order. The current owner, since the early 19th century is the Duc de Blacas and balancing the need for an income and keeping the rooms relevant is no easy task. Children will love the Sleeping Beauty connection and... More 

Thank Grant T
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Castle itself is very nice, alongside with mannequin reenactment of different time periods. But don't expect too much from the "Sleeping beauty" exposition. It's not bad, but nothing too great either

Thank Serhii K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nice storybook around the Sleeping Beauty. The kids liked it. The outside appearance of the castle is spectacular too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The chateau of sleeping beauty. Not been for a very long time, but have such fond memories of visiting this magical place with my friend and her mother.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This looks like something from a fairy tale and one of the exhibits has a sleeping beauty theme. Allow a good couple of hours for the visit. Like most places like this it does not cater well for the disabled. I would suggest if your in a wheelchair don't bother with the house as you'll never get around as no... More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Except the sleeping beauty story connected which maybe awesome for children the castle is very poor and dark. Very heavy mildewy & reek smell. Outside view is nice even in october there are flowers still keeping the image fresh. Price 14 euro dont worth.

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