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Guédelon, Treigny

Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
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 Edition.
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  • It was incredible! Make sure you plan enough time for your visit (preferably a whole day) because there is so much to see. I loved all the different workshops where you could watch the builders and.....  more »
  • Guédelon castle is a true masterpiece in modern times and I was inspired by the craftsmanship of all that was going on there. I would go back to Guédelon because there is always something going on.  more »
  • Guédelon castle was an amazing place to visit for the day and truly inspired me to see such a work of art in modern times. It is a masterpiece in the making and I would enjoy to journey there again...  more »
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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.
  • Was shut- but I'm sure it would be awesome had it been open.
  • It is an experience to make. If you like medieval history then you will get into the atmosphere. The guided tour will give you the best insight in all the details and info that otherwise you won't be able to value. Suggested.
  • Visited early June 2018. Frankly, with 5 weeks of travel through 5 countries, this was the most memorable experience, better than all the old castles put together, and all the over-crowded expensive tourist traps. We could have spent a week here watching the craftsmen and learning fantastic lessons from the 13th century. Absolutely should not be missed. The perfect visit would be soon before it becomes too completed. I don't know where else on earth anything like this could be experienced!

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