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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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Fun and interesting, not brilliant

It's pretty cool to see how they are building a castle without modern day equipmen, BUT it is quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jannie d
Historic recreation of a castle.

Historic recreation of a castle. Fascinating recreation of a castle being built by craftsman with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christian F
Evanston, Illinois
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2 weeks ago
“Historic recreation of a castle.”
14 Apr 2017
“Amazing to see a medieval castle being built.”
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955 Chantier de Guedelon, 89520 Treigny, France
+33 3 86 45 66 66
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 review

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 April 2017

If you like castles or traditional handicrafts. You Must visit guedelon. It's a magical site where one can witness all the traditional crafts that existed in medieval period and see them working together to build something great. Building project with ridiculous scale.

Thank tapio83
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This castle is being built as they use to do it back in the medieval time. So worth visiting and sering all the traditional ways of doing everything back then. This has been going for 19 years I think and they have completed 2/3 of...More

1  Thank Nathaly C
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We arrived at opening time and left at closing time. We could have stayed much longer. This is like going back to the Middle Ages - to look at the château you would imagine that it was built in the middle ages. In fact it...More

Thank aed20
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting way to spend a morning, going back to medieval times. Well organized good support staff. Fascinating watching the building practices of old

Thank Rosemary R
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our guide, Sarah, was terrific and added a lot of interest. There are interesting aspects of the project but overall it seems silly to go all the way and build an entire castle. Doing some of the work would provide the same learning experience on...More

2  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Watch the daily construction of a 14th century castle! Really, masons, carpenters and artisans of other sorts work away as stone after stone from the nearby quarry take position. Adjacent is a village of artisan workshops and gardens where the ropes and timbers, tiles and...More

Thank jimsack
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Tanysha H
I am traveling independently without a car, what is the best way to get to Guedelon? and which town or village should I stay?
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
My son is in France until the end of this year. I know it is after the tourist visiting season.Is it possible he can visit? How would he volunteer? He has ome woodworking skills and is very interested in blacksmithing. Sharnee , Australia
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
We are trying to cover many sites in France and need to know how long to plan on spending here. A range of hours would be good. Thank you. Barbara S.
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