|the Chateau at Azay-le-Rideau, in the Loire Valley of France|
Oh, would you like to come in?
There's plenty of room:
|it even makes the Sasquatch look small!|
And the view is lovely:
Oui, my chateau does look like something out of a fairy tale, does it not?
What? There is another chateau that is really from a fairy tale? And it is nearby? In fact, it is right on the route we are going? Well, I must see this place.
|Apparently, this is also the castle Disney used as a model for their theme parks|
|Chateau d'Usse of Rigny-Usse, also in the Loire Valley|
This castle was the inspiration for Charles Perrault's fairy tale of the Sleeping Beauty!
|Sleeping Beauty statue|
Which the owners have decided to capitalize on:
|There is a Sleeping Beauty Tower you can go see!|
|at the top of the tower there is a glassed in tableau of...|
|La belle au bois dormant!|
I don't think Prince Charming and Le Belle would mind the company of a Pocket Pacy, do you?
|this convenient place in the stone wall was too good to pass up!|
Pocket Pacy, La Belle dans la Poche!
Chemin de Ronde La Belle au Bois Dormant (Tower Room of Sleeping Beauty)
37420 Rigny Usse