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Skip the Line Ticket Guedelon Medieval Castle

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Guedelon, Departementale 955, 89520 Treigny France

    unguided tour of Guédelon: English guide-book in hand, visit the medieval construction site at your own pace! 

    The castle and the construction crafts

    Step back in time and experience a castle as it would have been in the Middle Ages: admire the roof timbers in the Great Hall; try the stone window seats for size; look out onto the giant treadwheel crane hoisting loads onto the castle walls; climb the newly completed spiral staircase to the vaulted chapel; walk along the stone battlements.

    Visit the quarrymen, stonemasons, blacksmiths, rope makers, carters and monnayers. Learn about the challenges they face working with medieval technology.

    The woodland crafts village

    In the forest the woodsmen and carpenter-joiners swing mighty axes to square up massive oak beams; watch wool being dyed in copper vats and ochre being crushed into powdered pigments. At the tile makers, clay is dug from the forest floor before being fired in the medieval wood-fired kiln.

    Learn about basketry and tile making, wander through the medieval vegetable garden. The woodland village is also home to sheep, geese, pigs…as well as the working horses.

    The miller and the hydraulic water mill

    Experience the sights and sounds of a working medieval watermill. Take a woodland path to Guédelon’s working replica of a 12th-century flour mill. The miller will explain how flour was made, and what it was used for, in the Middle Ages.

    The mill is approx. 500m from the construction site and is open at different times throughout the season. The mill may close exceptionally in extreme weather conditions.

    Allow a minimum of 4h to visit. booking is recommended.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Route Départementale 955
    Between the villages of Saint Sauveur and Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye
    89520 Treigny (Burgundy) FRANCE
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    • Entry/Admission - Guedelon
    • Guided Tour (extra 3
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The guided visit (not included in the price) may be operated by a multi-lingual guide (EN, DE and NL)
    • Free for children under 5 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Guedelon is a recreation of the construction of a medieval castle using extant technology of the time (project started in 1228 CE, is now 1250 CE). The tools needed to be fabricated prior to construction. This is an ambitious undertaking by those who share a passion for
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    I had been looking forward to this visit for a couple of years, and it did not disappoint. We went the day after visiting Sancerre. I can now understand how it is a 20 year plus project. Parking is easy and close. After the ticket office you go towards a building which has
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    if you have anyone interested in medieval castles this is a MUST see! Even if you’re not interested in castles this is worth the stop if you’re anywhere near the area. The historical methods of castle building are fascinating, the tool making, bits of information and hands
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    • Guedelon
    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German
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