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Chantier Medieval de Guedelon, Treigny
(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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  • 14 years after our 1st visit, re - here in Guédelon, a Sunday at the opening, under the Sun. Artisans are just in place, are available to answer our questions, we walk around (without forgetting the mill a bit more far), take advantage of natural colors, we walk in the leaves between the stands more interesting each other, we forget the television, advertising, engines and phones! It's good and it's very informative!
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  • When you visit guédelon there you will take a large blended, or more to see all. for history buffs and another I would advise taking a guide who can you explained in detail what you see. It's a site has and it's great. Go
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  • It's been long that we wanted to visit this castle under construction. We were not disappointed. This visit appealed to kids and adults. It's worth to take a tour guide, made by one of the artisans ' artists?) who work on the site (for us a stonecutter) really to recommend, especially during Thanksgiving holiday where there is not too crowded.
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  • Highly recommended. So much things to do. It feel like you could stay there forever, talking with each workers. Will certainly come back in the future. Keep up the good work !
  • Fascinating to watch the various masons at work putting together a castle with no technology. Also, very good food and drinks on site at a good value, a great watermill in active use, nice walks, and a lot of workshops. Will definitely be coming back again in a couple of years to see the progress.
  • Most interesting. Labour demonstrations all days, even on a Sunday. I would have given it a 5 star rate but there is too many people!
  • History comes to life! Great to see all the old technology and techniques at work. Staff could speak better English though.
  • 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).