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Guédelon medieval construction site

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At the heart of La Puisaye, this construction site is exceptional and unusual, to say the least. It is in open from March to November in the municipality of Treigny, on the site of a former sandstone quarry. Since 1997, quarry workers, stonecutters, masons, lumberjacks, carpenters, blacksmiths, tilers, basket-weavers, carters and rope-makers have been involved in building a castle fort in Burgundy, using medieval techniques and local raw materials: sand, stone, clay, earth and wood from the Guédelon Forest. This Herculean construction project is due to be completed in 25 years' time!

As well as self-guided tours, where you can watch the labourers working in period costume, there are guided tours along with children's workshops. Please note, the Guédelon construction site is not open all year, so check the dates before planning your trip to this unusual and fascinating place!

Opening timesMonday: 10:00 – 18:00   •   Tuesday: 10:00 – 18:00   •   Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00   •   Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00   •   Friday: 10:00 – 18:00   •   Saturday: 10:00 – 19:00   •   Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
AddressD955, Treigny
Telephone+33 3 86 45 66 66
Official sitewww.guedelon.fr

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Guédelon medieval construction site

It is necessary to visit the medieval site regularly, at periods not too close together, so you can easily visualize the evolution of the construction.

The construction site in 2006 (© Jean Espirat)
The construction site in 2006 (© Jean Espirat)
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The construction site in 2011 (© Jean Espirat)
The construction site in 2011 (© Jean Espirat)
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The construction site in 2011 (© Jean Espirat)
The construction site in 2011 (© Jean Espirat)
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The construction site in 2012 (© Jean Espirat)
The construction site in 2012 (© Jean Espirat)
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The construction site in 2012 (© Jean Espirat)
The construction site in 2012 (© Jean Espirat)
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The construction site in 2012 (© Jean Espirat)
The construction site in 2012 (© Jean Espirat)
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Guédelon in 2014 (© Jean Espirat)
Guédelon in 2014 (© Jean Espirat)
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Guédelon (© Jean Espirat)
Guédelon (© Jean Espirat)
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Rear view of the construction site (© Jean Espirat)
Rear view of the construction site (© Jean Espirat)
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View on the south side of the site (© Jean Espirat)
View on the south side of the site (© Jean Espirat)
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Seigniorial Logis in 2014 (© Jean Espirat)
Seigniorial Logis in 2014 (© Jean Espirat)
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Reception room-court (© Jean Espirat)
Reception room-court (© Jean Espirat)
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Fireplace in the reception room (© Jean Espirat)
Fireplace in the reception room (© Jean Espirat)
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Decorated room (© Jean Espirat)
Decorated room (© Jean Espirat)
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Framing of the reception room (© Jean Espirat)
Framing of the reception room (© Jean Espirat)
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Path of round, covered (© Jean Espirat)
Path of round, covered (© Jean Espirat)
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Fireplace in the room (© Jean Espirat)
Fireplace in the room (© Jean Espirat)
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Fireplace in the kitchen, and the bread oven (© Jean Espirat)
Fireplace in the kitchen, and the bread oven (© Jean Espirat)
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A cushy (© Jean Espirat)
A cushy (© Jean Espirat)
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Rib vault of the guard room (© Jean Espirat)
Rib vault of the guard room (© Jean Espirat)
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Woodworkers workshop - Tavaillonnage (© Jean Espirat)
Woodworkers workshop - Tavaillonnage (© Jean Espirat)
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Skeins of wool, tinted with natural pigments (© J.E)
Skeins of wool, tinted with natural pigments (© J.E)
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Medieval Lingerie (© Jean Espirat)
Medieval Lingerie (© Jean Espirat)
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House of colors - Natural Pigments (© Jean Espirat)
House of colors - Natural Pigments (© Jean Espirat)
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Workshop of the carpenters (© Jean Espirat)
Workshop of the carpenters (© Jean Espirat)
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The carrier (© Jean Espirat)
The carrier (© Jean Espirat)
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Carrier-stone cutter (© Jean Espirat)
Carrier-stone cutter (© Jean Espirat)
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The hayloft (© Jean Espirat)
The hayloft (© Jean Espirat)
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The carpenters (© Jean Espirat)
The carpenters (© Jean Espirat)
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The blacksmiths (© Jean Espirat)
The blacksmiths (© Jean Espirat)
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The blacksmiths (© Jean Espirat)
The blacksmiths (© Jean Espirat)
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The stone cutters (© Jean Espirat)
The stone cutters (© Jean Espirat)
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The tiles (© Jean Espirat)
The tiles (© Jean Espirat)
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The tiles (© Jean Espirat)
The tiles (© Jean Espirat)
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The stone cutters (© Jean Espirat)
The stone cutters (© Jean Espirat)
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The potter (© Jean Espirat)
The potter (© Jean Espirat)
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The cordier (© Jean Espirat)
The cordier (© Jean Espirat)
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The cordier (© Jean Espirat)
The cordier (© Jean Espirat)
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The basket maker (© Jean Espirat)
The basket maker (© Jean Espirat)
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Chantier de Guédelon in 2006 (© J.E)
Chantier de Guédelon in 2006 (© J.E)
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Guédelon in 2006 (© J.E)
Guédelon in 2006 (© J.E)
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Guédelon in 2011 (© J.E)
Guédelon in 2011 (© J.E)
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Guédelon in 2011 (© J.E)
Guédelon in 2011 (© J.E)
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Guédelon in 2011 (© J.E)
Guédelon in 2011 (© J.E)
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Guédelon in 2012 (© J.E)
Guédelon in 2012 (© J.E)
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The construction site in 2017 (© J.E)
The construction site in 2017 (© J.E)
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Key of vault of the chapel of the castle (© J.E)
Key of vault of the chapel of the castle (© J.E)
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Cul-de-lamp of the chapel (© J.E)
Cul-de-lamp of the chapel (© J.E)
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Cul-de-lamp of the chapel (© J.E)
Cul-de-lamp of the chapel (© J.E)
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Cul-de-lamp of the chapel (© J.E)
Cul-de-lamp of the chapel (© J.E)
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Cul-de-lamp of the chapel (© J.E)
Cul-de-lamp of the chapel (© J.E)
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Seigniorial Logis in 2017 (© J.E)
Seigniorial Logis in 2017 (© J.E)
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