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Chantier Medieval de Guedelon, Treigny

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#1 of 87 in Historic Sites in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte
Architectural Building Educational Site
Visit this unique site that reproduces the materials and methods used to build a new 13th century medieval castle. At Chantier Medieval de Guedelon, 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. Our Treigny tour planner makes visiting Chantier Medieval de Guedelon and other Treigny attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a special and perhaps unique project, please make an effort to see this. This is my second visit and 10 years further on the change and advancement is spectacular. Take a picnic and take your ...  more »
  • Day of relaxation, in the middle of Burgundy, the project of the castle of Guédelon i bring you some cool, fun, interaction, discussion and questions and answers here all the actors who lend a hand to the dough to build this castle are adorable, available, relaxed pace factories or of middle age is not mandatory. A ton of explanation, made by our guide, bravo inexhaustible miss you and good patience with children. Because the entry, until our exit 6 hours later, the only criticism that could be made is not on your side, world Yes it was crowded, education is good, but should you take in this great place some children who are really too young.? the ideal age seems a good dozen years, and yes they are unruly and little interest before that where parents frustrated which spoil a little medieval party. A daycare with Dungeon for the irreducible, I already see that cry foul yes then it is be because parents poorly educated them in any case the food is correct and nice animations. Thank you for this great project which in height and which shows that a band of enthusiasts can achieve independently this fantastic achievement.
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  • An amazing experiment, which started over a decade ago, and that will continue to grow over the next, surrounded by a whole series of historical reconstructions of work environments and types of production at the time, into a kind of medieval Park animated by the builders themselves enough in vintage dress. The glance of the Castle, now in an advanced state of completion is undoubtedly spectacular even for the layman: identical, in detail, to the thumbnails of the Bible codes and construction scenes Maciejowski of XIII century, with large wooden wheels to lift loads, the small quarry for flank, stonemasons and who mixed the mortar , and centered on the massive structure of the same color of the terrain, with its towers and its mighty walls. Definitely worth a visit, for the boldness of the project-all built using the techniques, and timing, of the time-and the spectacular nature of the collection, and I do not regret, yet another step in this area, I decided to go there. In detail, though, disappoints some: inevitably, workers are just summarily dressed up, because of the need for safety, and wear shoes and glasses. the building's interior knows already seen, identical to many other medieval buildings from real, recovered and largely rebuilt in the last two centuries, and of which France is full; the settlement crafted around, the hovels of wood and straw, the trades are the usual you see here where it was possible to do some serious alongside experimental archaeology archaeological sites; the explanations are scarce, and forget to find someone from the staff available to illustrate what's listed in any other language than French. This latest flaw is particularly serious, because it is precisely those who most appreciate the site as no expert in medieval times, would have even more need explanations, superfluous instead for those who already know-and recognizes-techniques and environments. And given that the ticket you pay regardless of nationality, it leaves a Fund of envy toward indigenous groups long entertained by "crawling", that explain their craft and illustrate the tools only in Gallic idiom. Negative, indeed, irritating ...
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