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Chateau of Usse


The presence of a Lord of Usse, Gueldin I is acknowledged as from 1000. But the construction of today's chateau only began in the 15th century. Originally designed like a stronghlod, it became a "plaisance" chateau from the 16th century with terraces imagined by Vauban overlooking gardens designed by Le Nôtre. The site is private and has been the property of the family Blacas d’Aulps for several generations. But some parts are open to the public : the collegiate church, the cellars, the saddlery, the chateau circuit and the walls. In this last part, the owners have created a special scenography reminding scenes from the Sleeping Beauty.


Opening hours and fees 2015

Opening hours

The chateau opens nonstop from mid-February to mid-November

The ticketting office closes 1 hour before the chateau.

February 1st to March 31st: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

April 1st to September 30th: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm

September 30th to November 11th: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm



For individual visitors

Adult 14 €

Child (8 to 16) 4 €

For groups

Groups of adults (from 20 people) 8 €

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