Here's a composite photo of the Château d'Ussé. It's on the left bank of the Loire river about 20 miles west of Tours and Luynes. I took the two photos that I've stitched together to make a kind of panorama on the same day when CHM and I went to Parçay-Meslay and Luynes. We were just driving by and we stopped for a Kodak (or Panasonic) moment. The Michelin guidebook refers to Ussé as « cette impressionnante masse blanche » and says that when you see it « ...il faut vous pincer bien fort, pour vérifier que vous ne rêvez pas... ». Both Michelin and the Cadogan Loire guidebook says that this is the castle that is said to have inspired the tale of Sleeping Beauty — that's La Belle au bois dormant in French. Cadogan calls Ussé a picture-book château.