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 times||Monday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Friday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM|
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