Honeymoon Travel Guide: Chateau du Ussé, France

Honeymoon Travel Guide: Chateau du Ussé, France

Chateau du Ussé, France

Last week, I shared my week-long road trip through France with my bestie and I mentioned that we stopped at Sleeping Beauty’s castle, Chateau du Ussé. It was too hard for me to only share one or two photos from our visit so I thought I’d devote a full post to the beautiful castle today. I think castle hopping in France would make for an amazing honeymoon and hopefully this post will convince you. A few years ago, I spent 11 days with my French friend, S, driving through the Loire Valley (which is packed with gorgeous castles) and it was seriously magical. [Check out my visits to Chenonceau and Chambord, Fontainebleau plus some of the cutest little Loire villages.] Back to Sleeping Beauty’s castle … on our way to Aurora’s abode, we kept passing the most darling chateaus:

DSC_0634This one was so striking that B turned into the driveway to give us a closer look!

DSC_0633The twisty roads on the way to Ussé felt so dreamy and magical:

DSC_0652And before we knew it, this beauty was in front of us:

DSC_0732… And we entered fairytale land … except it was real which made it so much more incredible!

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DSC_0701 DSC_0704 DSC_0705 DSC_0724 DSC_0709 DSC_0716 DSC_0721 DSC_0725 DSC_0728 DSC_0731The town of Ussé was just as mesmerizing:


DSC_0622Our [French] dinner on the run to our b+b in Brittany.

Photography by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.



  1. Beth Bird
    March 13, 2014 / 4:04 AM

    Where did you get the shoes? I need them for a wedding!

  2. March 13, 2014 / 4:06 AM

    Beth, I’m not sure where Krista sourced those pretty purple heels but Nina makes some that look similar – you might want to check those out! Best of luck! xx