The Dungeon

The top of the tower has a strange tale to tell…

The dungeon at Ussé was known as the Knights’ Dungeon, it was so called because of its unusual octagonal shape and the murder holes found at each angle. As you climb the steps the full beauty of the wooden framework is revealed.

But the real significance of this dungeon is that it plays a pivotal role in the tale of Sleeping Beauty. It’s here, in the sentry walk, that some of the most memorable scenes of the story are enacted. You can, of course, see the evil fairy Carabosse, Prince Charming and Princess Aurora’s three kind fairy godmothers.

Do not miss during your visit

The Château

The Blacas family warmly welcome you to the Château d’Ussé.


From a Middle Ages fortress to a Renaissance castle.

The Dungeon

With its sentry walk and scenes from Sleeping Beauty.