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Chantier Medieval de Guedelon

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Address: 955 Chantier de Guedelon, 89520 Treigny, France
Phone Number:
+33 3 86 45 66 66
Today
14:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 12:00
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 14:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Deep in the forests of northern Burgundy, a team of master-builders is...

Deep in the forests of northern Burgundy, a team of master-builders is building a C13th castle from scratch.

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LIVING HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Amazing place to visit, very educational and staff really engaged with visitors who were mostly French. We were told twice that there was an English Tour at 2.00 and a sign... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2015
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Amazing place to visit, very educational and staff really engaged with visitors who were mostly French. We were told twice that there was an English Tour at 2.00 and a sign indicated this also so we were very disappointed when we found out it was not running. This aside there is stacks to see with all the trades working in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

We first went to Guedelon 10 years ago and vowed to return to see its development; we were not disappointed. The whole concept is very impressive and it has also become much more tourist friendly since those early days. There are now guided tours in French, English and German which I don't remember before and much better catering facilities (previously... More 

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Aix-les-Bains, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Very interesting site: the volonteers show you how the medieval workers could build a castle. All activities are represented and a child should fall interested by many situation that can be touched. Very didactic for a school trip.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

My wife and I spent the better part of a day here with our kids (age 8 and 10). It was fascinating to watch and learn how a castle is built using original materials and methods. We had reserved a stone cutting class for the kids and an english guided tour for all of us. The stone cutting class (in... More 

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

A visit here established a sense of awe in how our ancestors from the 13th century went about designing, planning and then building a castle (and other structures, especially cathedrals). They may not have had the means available to builders today, but boy were they in-avative in there own ways. And much smarter than many give them credit for. Modern... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

There are very few places that let you truly experience medieval times, but Guedelon is one of those places. A Tardis that demonstrates what true attention to detail, education, accessibility, and passion can be. A visit back in time like no other.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Having watched Secrets of the Castle (BBC TV series/DVD), we already had a good background knowledge and we were not disappointed. Allow 4 hours, wear comfortable footwear. Workers' lunch break is 1300-1400 but you can still look round. Recommend visiting Mill early as it is 500 metre walk away and easy to become absorbed in the main castle and you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The other reviews have pretty much said it all. Go, take your children and your grandchildren - they'll love it as much as we did! We were there from 10am to 3pm, it was fascinating. The men and women who ply their mediaeval trades there - stonemasons, lime pit workers, dyers and weavers (to name but a few) are keen... More 

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Redmond, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The building of a medieval castle with methods and materials as would have been used during those periods. Fascinating to watch the stonemasons, blacksmiths, and woodworkers all create this enormous castle. They had to resource the stone from a local quarry and the wood from the forest. The detail in which this has been put together is a MUST SEE!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We hadn't planned to visit Guedelon at the start of the holiday, but as it was so close to the area of the Loire we were visiting, it was an opportunity not to be missed. It is rather out of the way, but worth the trip. The castle is about one third finished but fantastic to see how it is... More 

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