photo_109_usseI took this photo of Ussé Castle just before the rain started to pelt down. Ussé is known as “Sleeping Beauty’s castle” because it was one of the châteaux that inspired Walt Disney via Charles Perrault who stayed there on several occasions, The original 11th century castle has been rebuilt several times, which explains its 16th-17th century aspect today. The grounds were redesigned in the 17th century by André le Notre, Louis IV’s landscape architect, who masterminded the gardens of Versailles among others.

J’ai pris cette photo juste avant la pluie battante. Le château d’Ussé est souvent appelé le château de la Belle au bois dormant parce que c’était l’un des châteaux qui a inspiré Walt Disney via Charles Perrault qui y a séjourné à plusieurs reprises. Le château primitif du XIe siècle a été remanié plusieurs fois ce qui explique son aspect XVI-XVII d’aujourd’hui. Le parc a été redessiné au XVIIe siècle par André le Nôtre, le paysagiste qui fut l’auteur des jardins de Versailles entre autres.

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2 comments on “Ussé before the Rain – Ussé avant la pluie

  1. Lesley

    Is it floodlit at night (with shooting stars like Disney) ?

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