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Medium-Age Job Site of Guedelon

Domaine(s) : Archeology

Region : Bourgogne

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The construction of this castle of Yonne is performed in accordance to the techniques of the past, more precisely of the 13th century, but also with the materials used in the Middle Ages.

32 employees of the site are specialized in techniques that are all complementary.
Therefore participate:
- Carriers,
- Masons,
- Stonemasons,
- Woodcutters,
- Carpenters ,
- Black-smith,
- Tile makers,
- Carters
- Basket-makers,
- Ropers ,...

This experimental archaeological site is clearly highlithing techniques and challenges faced at the time and shows what was the organization of building such a construction.


Allow from two hours to a full day to help you to understand how a medieval site works and to see some of the medieval techniques, used during your visit.

Since it is a real work place, each visit allow to see various steps of the construction, different work methods. There is no precise timetable for entertainment or demonstrations of the site itself.
For instance, the work done and to be achieved is accessible by clicking here.

The site is open to visitors (by reservation for groups over 20 people; for individuals booking is not necessary).
The opening schedule is available by clicking here. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


Started in 1997, it is expected that this project should last 25 years.

Enthusiasts of all backgrounds can join this site to share the adventure of this building out of time and learn techniques from another age.
All details are given here.
Numerous school groups visit the site and about 60,000 children and teachers habe been counted per season.


Chantier Medieval de Guedelon
89520 Treigny

A shuttle has been set up to directly connect the job site from Cosne-sur-Loire train station (train line: Paris-Nevers).
The shuttle operates daily on July and August.
The site is located between the villages of Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye and Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye.

N 47°35'01'', E 03°09'20''

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