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Originally built as a fortress in the Middle Ages, this chateau in the Loire Valley became a renowned residence in the 17th century. Home of the Duke of Blacas and family, the Chateau d'Usse served as inspiration for Charles Perrault (Sleeping Beauty) and later, Walt Disney. Guests can explore public parts of the home, which is two and a half west of Paris by car, or one hour by train.
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Chateau de Usse - Regarded as the inspiration for the 17th-century tale of Sleeping Beauty, whose author, Charles Perrault, was a guest, this castle will delight both romantics and schoolchildren alike. Its blue-slate roofs, Gothic turrets, tall towers, and spiral staircases are, indeed, picturesque. châteaudusse.fr