Unique new ‘13th century’ castle site marks 20th year

No other site is comparable to Guédelon in its scale and authentic techniques

One of France’s unique attractions – the castle of Guédelon – is marking the 20th anniversary of the laying of the first stone.

There are 10-15 years to go before it is complete but the dream of building a medieval castle from scratch using authentic techniques, is well under way, with 300,000 visitors a year, including 50,000 schoolchildren.

Spokeswoman Sarah Preston said it would have been finished 10 years ago if they were working under the same conditions as 13th century builders, “but we spend at least half our time explaining the work we’re doing”.

She said Guédelon is “completely unique – there’s nothing on this massive scale, using medieval technology”. They are not, however, completely ...

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