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Address: 37420 Rigny-Usse, France
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+33 2 47 95 54 05

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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Nice - great for kids

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Grant T
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MichaelFaraday
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195 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Twickers68
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

Thank Stephen W
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Viorel F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This chateau is small and has a "sleep beauty" appearance from the outside. There are small pretty gardens. However, it requires major renovation (which are expensive and takes time). Your admission ticket helps to fund this. However, if your time is limited, you will probably prefer to visit the more famous three - Villandry, Chambord, Chenonceau.....If you are in the... More 

Thank tassiefoodie
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a pretty chateau as you approach it. The tall turrets lend the vision of the sleeping beauty castle. But the inside of the chateau is quite dark with lots of mannequins in the rooms that I think spoiled it. Much preferred the outside appearance. There is quite a nice view from the old bridge on the road below.

Thank Carol S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

One of our good experiences in loore Valleyr. The visit of the chateau Andy the stop lunch worth the time.

Thank clavinova
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Romantic private castle in beautiful countryside. Kids will love going for the "treasure hunt" and will lead the parents into the discovery of a well maintained castle. No coffee shop on site but the small town of Chinon is only a few miles away. Recommended (even if you are not that keen on the "sleeping princess story" :-)

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