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    Usse Chateau - Great Attractions (France)

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Take a tour of Usse Chateau in France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    Usse Chateau, situated in the French commune Rigny-Usse, bears a strong resemblance to castles depicted in fairy tales.

    Built upon the skeleton of an 11th century fortress, the current structure is the influence of the fable, "Sleeping Beauty".

    It is said that the author Charles Perrault was inspired by the enchanting architecture and surrounding forest.

    The castle, with its royal blue rooftop and white walls, looks out over manicured gardens and the Indre and Loire Rivers.

    Because of its historic fable significance, it was also used as model during Walt Disney’s design of Disneyland’s Cinderella Castle.

    Visitors can tour the castle's interior, surrounding courtyards, and adjacent Gothic and Renaissance style chapel.