Guedelon, a new medieval castle being built in Burgundy

When completed, Guedelon Castle will be a new but authentic medieval castle built only by the methods that were used in medieval times and, extraordinarily, with the same materials and tools.The project which started in 1997 now attracts over a quarter of a million visitors a year. Indeed visitors have been welcome from the start as one of the aims of this remarkable project is to encourage people to take an interest in medieval building techniques and so better understand the period.

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