Monday, 13 May 2013

Ussé Driveby

The chateau of Ussé is very satisfactorily chateau-y, with plenty of pointy bits. It sits high above the road that runs parallel to the river Indre, and if you don't want to go in, at least take the time to park up and cross the river to marvel at the chateau as it faces you directly over the narrow bridge. It's quite large as Loire chateaux go, with many phases of building exhibited in the various architectural styles as you 'read' it from one side to the other.

Check out all those architectural styles -- medieval towers, renaissance twiddly bits, classical windows, all charmingly combined in one impressive building.

Looking down the River Indre from the bridge in late March.

A lovely medieval and renaissance collection of towers, roofs, chimneys and windows.
We've written about Ussé several times before, for example, here and here.

1 comment:

Aussie in France said...

And if you really want to fall in love with Ussé, go when the sunflowers are out in the fields in front of the château. We make a pilgrimage back every summer and cycle down the road from the Loire to the château for the sheer pleasure of reliving our first experience.

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