Chateau D'Ussé Photos

The Chateau D'Ussé stands on the site of an ancient fortress overlooking the River Indre. Building of the current Renaissance structure started before 1500 & extended into the 17thC. The Chateau is basically a family home and is furnished as such. Of note are a collection of period clothing, a chapel (1520-38) & wine making artifacts.

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Chateau D'Ussé seen above bridge across Indre River. Ussé, France.Fantasy towers of Chateau D'Ussé above old fortress walls. Ussé, France.Chateau D'Ussé above flower gardens. Ussé, France.Renaissance architecture of Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Chateau D'Ussé seen above bridge across Indre River. Ussé, France.Fantasy towers of Chateau D'Ussé above old fortress walls. Ussé, France.Chateau D'Ussé above flower gardens. Ussé, France.Renaissance architecture of Chateau D'Ussé (1440s). Ussé, France.
Pepper pot tower of Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Courtyard of Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Courtyard entrance door of Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Roofline of Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Pepper pot tower of Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Courtyard of Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Courtyard entrance door of Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Roofline of Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Entrance archway at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Renaissance arch detail at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Courtyard seen from window at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Formal garden & Indre bridge at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Entrance archway at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Renaissance arch detail at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Courtyard seen from window at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Formal garden & Indre bridge at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Formal garden detail at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Town seen from Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Bamboo stand at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Trumpet flower at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Formal garden detail at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Town seen from Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Bamboo stand at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Trumpet flower at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Spiral staircase in entrance hall at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Painted false marble ceiling of Guard Room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.World-wide weapons collection in Guard Room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.World-wide weapons collection in Guard Room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Spiral staircase in entrance hall at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Painted false marble ceiling (17thC) of Guard Room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.World-wide weapons collection in Guard Room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.World-wide weapons collection in Guard Room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Family crests & tree of Duke of Duras at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Miniature paintings on ivory of monuments of India collected by Count of Blacas at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Miniature paintings on ivory of monuments of India painted using cat whisker at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Miniature paintings on ivory of minaret in India painted using cat whisker at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Family crests & tree of Duke of Duras at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Miniature paintings on ivory of monuments of India collected by Count of Blacas at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Miniature paintings on ivory of monuments of India painted using cat whisker at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Miniature paintings on ivory of minaret in India painted using cat whisker at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Portrait of Duke of Duras, owner of Chateau D'Ussé in 1807. Ussé, France.Portrait of Pierre Louis Jean Casimir de Blacas, Duke of Blacas at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Covered porcelain jug with Indian elephant decoration with bird-shaped spout in shades of pink at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Lacework porcelain bowl with oriental style blue & red painting of plant at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Portrait of Duke of Duras, owner of Chateau D'Ussé in 1807. Ussé, France.Portrait of Pierre Louis Jean Casimir de Blacas, Duke of Blacas (1771-1839) at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Covered porcelain jug with Indian elephant decoration with bird-shaped spout (18thC) in shades of pink at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Lacework porcelain bowl with oriental style blue & red painting of plant at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Inlaid oriental plaque of bluish rooster & chicks at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Inlaid oriental plaque of crane & small birds on red & gold background at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Italian cabinet inlaid with mother of pearl & lapis lazuli with 49 secret drawers in Salon Vauban at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Evening gown on display at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Inlaid oriental plaque of bluish rooster & chicks at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Inlaid oriental plaque of crane & small birds on red & gold background at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Italian cabinet (1593) inlaid with mother of pearl & lapis lazuli with 49 secret drawers in Salon Vauban at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Evening gown on display at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
David slaying Goliath Flemish tapestry from Brussels in Salon Vauban at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Display of antique clothing accessories in Salon Vauban at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Salon Vauban fireplace at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Gramophone record player & bellows camera in Salon Vauban at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
David slaying Goliath Flemish tapestry (16thC) from Brussels in Salon Vauban at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Display of antique clothing accessories in Salon Vauban at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Salon Vauban fireplace at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Gramophone record player & bellows camera in Salon Vauban at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Small vaulted room, oldest at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Foundation structure at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Forested garden view Flemish tapestry at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Grand gallery with Flemish tapestries at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Small vaulted room, oldest at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Foundation structure at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Forested garden view Flemish tapestry (17thC) at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Grand gallery with Flemish tapestries (18thC) at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Detail of Flemish tapestry depicting life in Flanders after drawings by David Teniers in grand gallery at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Detail of Flemish tapestry depicting life in Flanders after drawings by David Teniers in grand gallery at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Ceramic female facial relief from Italy at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Ceramic female facial relief from Italy at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Detail of Flemish tapestry (18thC) depicting life in Flanders after drawings by David Teniers in grand gallery at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Detail of Flemish tapestry (18thC) depicting life in Flanders after drawings by David Teniers in grand gallery at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Ceramic female facial relief (19thC) from Italy at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Ceramic female facial relief (19thC) from Italy at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Ceramic female facial relief from Italy at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Ceramic female facial relief from Italy at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Ceramic female facial relief from Italy at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Grand staircase with wrought iron railing plus paintings at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Ceramic female facial relief (19thC) from Italy at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Ceramic female facial relief (19thC) from Italy at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Ceramic female facial relief (19thC) from Italy at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Grand staircase with wrought iron railing plus paintings at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Sedan chair in Grand staircase at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Antique jug with spout & dolphin handles painted with religious theme at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Grand staircase with mythical tapestry at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Italian Renaissance marble bust at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Sedan chair (18thC) in Grand staircase at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Antique jug with spout & dolphin handles painted with religious theme at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Grand staircase with mythical tapestry (18thC) at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Italian Renaissance marble bust at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Dining room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Silver serving pieces, dinner service & glasses in dining room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Portrait of Louis XV in coronation robe over dining room fireplace at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Ante-room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Dining room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Silver serving pieces, dinner service & glasses in dining room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Portrait of Louis XV in coronation robe over dining room fireplace at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Ante-room (17thC) at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Desk of red tortoiseshell & brass in style of Boulle school in Ante-room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.King's bedroom installed for requirements of Louis XIV at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Portrait of Mlle. de Blois, Princess de Conti over fireplace in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Silk covered sofa in Ante-room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Desk of red tortoiseshell & brass in style of Boulle school in Ante-room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.King's bedroom installed for requirements of Louis XIV at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Portrait of Mlle. de Blois, Princess de Conti over fireplace in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Silk covered sofa in Ante-room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Canopy bed "a la polonaise" in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Pink & blue hand woven carpet in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Gown on display in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Gown on display in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Canopy bed "a la polonaise" in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Pink & blue hand woven carpet in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Gown on display in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Gown on display in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Embroidery detail of gown on display in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Chapel Ste. Anne d'Usse at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Chapel Ste. Anne d'Usse alter at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Renaissance facade of Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Embroidery detail of gown on display in King's bedroom at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Chapel Ste. Anne d'Usse (1528) at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Chapel Ste. Anne d'Usse alter (1528) at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Renaissance facade of Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Details over Renaissance doorway of Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Stained glass window over alter in Chapel Ste. Anne d'Usse at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Madonna & Child ceramic by Luca della Robbia of Florence in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Carved choir stalls in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Details over Renaissance doorway of Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Stained glass window over alter in Chapel Ste. Anne d'Usse at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Madonna & Child ceramic (15thC) by Luca della Robbia of Florence in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Carved choir stalls (1528) in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Carved choir stalls in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Carved choir stalls in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Carved praying pilgrim detail on choir stall in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Carved monk with barrel detail on choir stall in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Carved choir stalls (1528) in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Carved choir stalls (1528) in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Carved praying pilgrim detail on choir stall (1528) in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Carved monk with barrel detail on choir stall (1528) in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Carved figure of Moses detail on choir stall in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Horse tack in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Antique hunting horn in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Side saddle in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Carved figure of Moses detail on choir stall (1528) in Chapel at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Horse tack in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Antique hunting horn in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Side saddle in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Petit Duc horse carriage made of whicker for drives in the park in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Various carriages for fast drives by single trotter in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Freight carts in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Wine cave at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Petit Duc horse carriage made of whicker for drives in the park in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Various carriages for fast drives by single trotter in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Freight carts in stables at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Wine cave at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Cave with wine press at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Wine barrels at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Antique wine bottles at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Array of wine bottle sizes from Fillette to Balthazar at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Cave with wine press at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Wine barrels at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Antique wine bottles at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Array of wine bottle sizes from Fillette to Balthazar at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.

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