Watch the craftsmen and women at work; take time to talk with them and discuss their work. It is reached along a woodland path; sensible shoes are advisable.

Inverness, United Kingdom 287 contributions 52 helpful votes. I loved all the different workshops where you could watch the builders and staff work and ask questions.

April 2013. bilder. Her job is to make plates, bowls, cups and gourds for the visitors’ restaurant using clay dug from the ground close to the castle and a potter’s kick wheel. For me, the chance to see all of the professions involved in the construc, This is an amazing project - a castle being built from scratch using only medieval techniques. Please note, last admission 1 hour before site closure. Since this is a living museum and place of education, as well as a building site, the workers are encouraged to down tools and talk to visitors whenever the occasion arises. Nearby is Guédelon’s kitchen garden, where much of the food served in the visitors’ restaurant is grown. “We’re in the business of research,” he says.

If you see only one castle in Europe, make it Guédelon. Florian Renucci is master mason at Guédelon, the equivalent of a modern-day architect and project manager all rolled into one. the village with the tile makers’, house of colours,  stables and animals. “The goal is to find out what architecture was like in the Middle Ages.

It really is like stepping back in time. Burg in Blick! Juni 2013. “Between chiselling by hand and using an electric drill, I prefer doing it by hand,” he says when I ask him if he ever gets frustrated at the glacially slow rate of work. In the heart of Guédelon forest, in an abandoned quarry, a team of master-builders is building a 13th-century castle from scratch. Roughly 150km southeast of Paris, this one-day tour takes you to the heart of the unspoilt Puisaye region of northern Burgundy.

A visit to Guédelon is different from season-to-season. “Besides, there’s a pleasure in working with no machine noise. Guédelon castle was an amazing place to visit for the day and truly inspired me to see such a work of art in modern times. He demonstrates how one of his treadmills works: a man walks steadily inside a huge wooden wheel, like a hamster, using his bodyweight to winch stones up to the first-floor level of the castle. Maryline bridles at any sort of comparison to history fans who dress up in period garb or stage mock battles. Michel Guyot thought it would be a great idea to build one from scratch. see all the up-dates. Construction on this amazing edifice, the brainchild of Michel Guyot, the owner of a nearby Renaissance-era castle, started in 1998.


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