Guédelon, Treigny

Visit this unique site that reproduces the materials and methods used to build a new 13th century medieval castle. At Guédelon, guided tours introduce you to some of the 50 different artisans working in harmony to build this castle. View preparation grounds, including the quarry, logging grounds, livestock stables, pottery studios, and plant fields that produce the fibers used to make rope. View historical techniques, such as stonecutting, masonry, carpentry, and metalwork. Children especially enjoy this live exhibit, complete with a real village that real artisans and their families lived in during this castle's construction. Guédelon is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Treigny Edition.
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  • Beautiful instuctive day, for adults as well as for children. Craftsmen are not stingy with explanations and demonstrations of their know-how.
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  • My wife and I visited GUEDELON at the end of October. We've been there for 20 years. So many changes! Remarkable in all respects,6 hours were necessary for us to study the site well. Visit from 1:10 to start with floral, charming and ultra competent young guide, then we, explored all the points of the construction site. We also had lunch inside the park, where organic goods from local farmers or nearby market gardeners are served. Delicious. We will definitely return before the end of the project, scheduled for 2027.
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  • Amazing place to see a medieval fortress under construction using the tools and methods of the era. You can even have a meal with recipes from the time as well.
  • Building a medieval castle from scratch. A living history project. Very interesting.
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