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Chantier Medieval de Guedelon

#1 of 5 things to do in Treigny Features Animals
955 Chantier de Guedelon, 89520 Treigny, France
+33 3 86 45 66 66
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Just an OK visit

For a Saturday in September, we anticipated our visit would take much longer than the hour or so it... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Lauren G
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Taunton, Massachusetts
Amazing well worth a visit

We were staying in Chablis and noticed this place advertised in our hotel guide book, checked it... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2015
John O
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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955 Chantier de Guedelon, 89520 Treigny, France
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+33 3 86 45 66 66
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

For a Saturday in September, we anticipated our visit would take much longer than the hour or so it took us to walk around the grounds. There were very few people manning their respective areas - we did see a tiler and some rock workers...More

Thank Lauren G
TeamGuedelon, Public Relations Manager at Chantier Medieval de Guedelon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2015

Hi Lauren, First of all, thank you so much for having taken the time to visit our castle-in-the-making. Thank you also for having taken the time to review our site. Naturally, I'm so sorry that your experience didn't live up to your expectations. We sincerely...More

Reviewed 27 September 2015

We were staying in Chablis and noticed this place advertised in our hotel guide book, checked it out online and decided to do a detour out of our way by a one hour dive in the opposite direction, so glad we did. What an amazing...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The unique setup of an active construction site. Enthousiast volunteers explain all details of the construction and old techniques. I liked especially the separate sites next to the castle construction site where craftsman showcase how materials are made using the original techniques: blacksmith making nails,...More

Thank Filip N
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The building of the castle at Guedelon is a long term project. Given that they are using medieval methods to do everything, that's not surprising. What is surprising is the scope of the project and the commitment. There are dyers, weavers, masons, carpenters etc etc...More

Thank Trevor M
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Having seen the BBC programme on Guedelon we came with a level of trepidation - is it really what the cameras made it out to be? Well the answer is a positive yes! The sites say to allow 4 hours - we were there all...More

Thank Nigel560512
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I am a medieval historian with extensive experience of working in archaeology and the conservation of historic buildings. I saw the BBC production on Guedelon and of course had to plan to visit the site one day. I was overwhelmed by the work going on...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Our 2015 holiday was built round going to see this (having seen the programs on BBC TV) and were not disappointed. We arrived at 10am and didn't leave until 7pm (the last to leave) and could have spent much longer there. We saw the mill...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We visited on a damp August day but don't let the weather put you off - all the avtivities and work was unaffected (and the weather soon cleared up). The crafts people generally have only limited English but were really friendly and very happy to...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We traveled from England just to see this and it was well worth it. Not much English spoken but that's ok, what do you expect? I am sure the amount of tourists are helping to pay for the construction now. The waterwheel is a 1...More

Thank Jennyneon
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This place is truly amazing. To be constructing this place with 13th century technology is quite a challenge. I only wish they had better funding to allow for more workers.

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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
6 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
21 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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