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Chantier Medieval de Guedelon, Treigny

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Architectural Building
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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  • Visited here on advice from our hosts in Sancerre. Only 45 mins away, and an easy route. Very busy on arrival, but plenty of parking. Not sure where all the people were, as wasn't at all over crowded....  more »
  • I first saw Guedelon about fifteen years ago when it was just about above foundation height. I have seen it progress over several visits since and it is a superb attraction for children and adults. Ho...  more »
  • It's pretty cool to see how they are building a castle without modern day equipmen, BUT it is quite expensive for what you get though. If you want to do an interactive workshop, you have to pay extra ...  more »