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The Château of Enigmas

Le Château des Enigmes, at last a château that is fun to visit!

With family or friends, throw yourselves into an exciting, 3 hour treasure trail within the fabulous surroundings of a Renaissance Château and listed Historic Monument.

At last a château that is fun to visit!


Go on the trail of Willy and the three Musketeers.
The Château des Énigmes invites you to join the merry band of 3 Musketeers to try to defeat an evil plot against the Queen devised by Cardinal Richelieu and the dangerous Milady.
If you consider yourself to be a bit of a detective, you’ll enjoy this adventure!

A fun, educational game for everyone!

Skill, logic, team spirit… you will have to use all your resourcefulness as you make your way along this new trail. But be warned, it won’t be restful! You’ll have to take up several challenges as you venture into a maze and underground tunnels. Old and young alike will all be asking for more!

The Château d'Usson: an architectural jewel!

The Château d’Usson was built in 1536. The architect was probably Jean de l’Espine, but even that remains rather a mystery! However, we do know that the Château was built at the time of the Italian Renaissance and its lavish sculptures are the work of Nicolas Bachelier, a famous pupil of Michelangelo.


Opening hours

• From 26th March to November 2nd: 10am to 7pm (8pm in July and August)  
• Ticket Office closes 2 hours before final closing time.
• Shaded picnic areas in the park. Café food available in June, July and August. 

Ticket prices

•Adults: (13yrs and more) : 14 €
•Children (de 4 à 12 yrs) : 11 €
•Children de moins de 4 yrs : free


Le Château des Enigmes
Château d'Usson
17800 PONS
Tél. : 05 46 91 09 19


Download a free multimedia audio
guide to learn more about the history
 and architecture of the Usson Castel .