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Chantier Medieval de Guedelon, Treigny

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • Watch the daily construction of a 14th century castle! Really, masons, carpenters and artisans of other sorts work away as stone after stone from the nearby quarry take position. Adjacent is a village...  read more »
  • 4th visit Guédelon, to see year after year the construction of a castle, but not only... To program an old mill, small trades delivered to the taste of the day and especially a great history lesson
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  • Nice and interesting, but a little disappointed with the little world and speed with the it we made the turn.
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  • The permanently closed indication of Google is misleading because it is only closed during winter. Really great experience otherwise. It's good to see the progress by going back from time to time (maybe not every years but every 2 or 3 years).
  • amazing. a genius concept to bring medieval castles to life in a way i've not seen anywhere else. there's enough details for anyone, and the place by no means dumbs things down for the sake of children.
  • Interesting concept, using medieval methods to recreate a medieval chateau. I couldn't help but wonder if this was conceived a a genuine research experiment or as a serious commercial exercise; if the number of visitors we experienced is typical then it certainly succeeds as the later. The crowds meant we had to park in the hastily constructed overflow car park which felt like it was about 1km from the entrance, this wasn't so bad as we need to exercise off the great food from the previous evening not to mention the substantial breakfast, however it is worth spending time in the car park to watch the attendants trying to deal with the volume of cars coming in, it was a farce with cars being directed into parking areas with no spaces and no exit except the way in although this was no blocked by further cars being misdirected. Actually I was glad I didn't spend too long laughing at this comedy as I would have missed the medieval workers who all stop for lunch between 1 and 2 and that would have been a mistake as it was fascinating watching the skills required to make a rope or split wood for tiles or to carve a mantle out of stone, amazing! The chateau is coming on a treat and should be finished by 2020 hopefully by this time they'll have sorted out the parking. Seriously it is a good half day out, take a picnic lunch!
  • Very nice. Good demonstrations. There is much to do ^^
  • Amazing!
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