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Chantier Medieval de Guedelon

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955 Chantier de Guedelon | D955, 89520 Treigny, France
+33 3 86 45 66 66
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Fascinating project

The plan: build a castle in the 21st century to a 12th century plan and use only 12th century tools... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BrianMPowell
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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Bokrijk XL

Living only a few kilometers from Belgiums historic open air museum in Bokrijk, most of the arts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vanhasselt2016
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Hasselt, Belgium
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Deep in the forests of northern Burgundy, a team of master-builders is building a C13th castle from scratch.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (14 reviews)
“middle ages” (11 reviews)
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955 Chantier de Guedelon | D955, 89520 Treigny, France
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+33 3 86 45 66 66
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The plan: build a castle in the 21st century to a 12th century plan and use only 12th century tools and building methods. Wonderful! Absolutely everything used on site is made on site. Trees are cut down for wood, rocks are dug up for building...More

Thank BrianMPowell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living only a few kilometers from Belgiums historic open air museum in Bokrijk, most of the arts and skills demonstrated had a déja vue effect. The castle under construction was impressive and very educational. It's a very good day trip voor families with young children....More

Thank vanhasselt2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This medieval castle is still under construction where traditional building methods are being used by craftsman and women. There is opportunity to interact with the builders and to see how things were done in medieval times. Each have their own very special stories to share...More

Thank AmsterdamTulips44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had wanted to visit Guedelon ever since watching the TV series. We were sorry they did not continue with the programme to chart further progress. It's a wonderful site and all they have achieved is truly amazing. It was well worth booking a place...More

Thank JSBourne
Reviewed 5 August 2017

At some point, some person said: "Wouldn't it be interesting to build a 13th Century castle with only 13th Century methods and tools? Sure it'll take us 20 years, but how much can we teach people during all the time..." Turns out...a lot. Be it...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

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 time, there is plenty to see. Your children...More

Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This park propose to explain how they built medieval castle. They are doing the job almost like ancient time for 20 years now and probably still 5 years to finish Take the guided tour as you will have more explanations

Thank LaupomHK
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This is a fascinating project well worth a visit. The guided tour is a must and added a lot to our visit, but most of the time is spent exploring the different work areas and listening to the workers explain their methods. It helps to...More

Thank JWM1988
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Bring your family here, it's so educational fun and interesting. We came after three tiring days in Paris and our 2 boys were fascinated to see the building work. This is the project of a local chateau owner who wanted to understand the challenged of...More

Thank 292SallyF
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a day here watching a castle being built with 13th century techniques. The guided tour was well worth while as we learnt a lot more.

Thank Michael M
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Tanysha H
13 January 2017|
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Response from TeamGuedelon | Property representative |
Hi Tanysha, Thank you for your interest in Guédelon; we look forward to welcoming you later this year! Guédelon is in the middle of a forest, 6 km from the nearest villages. There is no public transport to the site... More
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Jaye A
7 November 2016|
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Response from TeamGuedelon | Property representative |
Hi Jaye, Thank you for your interest in our castle-building project! Guédelon will reopen on March 20th 2017; there is no building work during the winter months. Guédelon offers working holidays and courses for members of... More
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271barbaras
22 August 2016|
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Response from Har45 | Reviewed this property |
It was a bit rainy the day we visited which meant that not all the demonstrations were taking place. We watched the blacksmiths for about half an hour and then moved to the castle that you walk through on your own. After... More
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