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Chantier Medieval de Guedelon

955 Chantier de Guedelon, 89520 Treigny, France
+33 3 86 45 66 66
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Amazing historical reconstruction of castle

Bring your family here, it's so educational fun and interesting. We came after three tiring days in... read more

Reviewed today
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Great Castle - Fascintating place

We spent a day here watching a castle being built with 13th century techniques. The guided tour was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael M
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Deep in the forests of northern Burgundy, a team of master-builders is building a C13th castle from scratch.
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  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
955 Chantier de Guedelon, 89520 Treigny, France
+33 3 86 45 66 66
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Reviewed today 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 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for history buffs and those curious about how castles were built. It is a training project for architects and skilled workers to learn old skills.

Thank Lives2Travel2Live
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great surprise to find this incredible project by chance (the sister of the winegrower at Masson-Blondelet in Pouilly/Loire gave us the idea). Amazing to compare the pictures at the start when it was only a field in the forest. So nice to meet...More

Thank brianandjackyflorida
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here on advice from our hosts in Sancerre. Only 45 mins away, and an easy route. Very busy on arrival, but plenty of parking. Not sure where all the people were, as wasn't at all over crowded. Can picnic as well as buy food...More

Thank Mandi172015
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I first saw Guedelon about fifteen years ago when it was just about above foundation height. I have seen it progress over several visits since and it is a superb attraction for children and adults. However last week I spent four days as a 'bâtisseur'...More

Thank Clive B
Reviewed 13 May 2017

It's pretty cool to see how they are building a castle without modern day equipmen, BUT it is quite expensive for what you get though. If you want to do an interactive workshop, you have to pay extra (6,50 euro(!) pp) and even though they...More

Thank Jannie d
TeamGuedelon, Public Relations Manager at Chantier Medieval de Guedelon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi Jannie, Thank you for taking the time to review our castle; we really appreciate your feedback. I will let the team know your thoughts about improving our welcome for non French speaking visitors. As you say we have guide books available in English, Dutch...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Historic recreation of a castle. Fascinating recreation of a castle being built by craftsman with original tools and techniques.

Thank Christian F
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Having seen Guedelon featured on a TV series I was fascinated to see the work in progress. They are building a medieval style castle from scratch using only techniques available in the 13th century. The castle is surrounded by workshops of all the necessary craftsmen...More

Thank pauline m
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Arrived in a driving rain shower which made the grounds very wet and muddy but we waited out the rain and glad we did. You will not find another place that will carry you back to medieval France like this. The craftsmen on site use...More

Thank DBWiegers
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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
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
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