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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Guédelon Castle, France. An Authentic Recreation Of A 13th-Century Mediaeval Castle.

English: Guédelon Castle.
Français: Le château de Guédelon.
Nederlands: Kasteel van Guédelon in augustus 2015.
Date: 16 August 2015.
Source: Own work.
Author: Asmoth.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia,
unless stated otherwise.

Guédelon Castle is a de novo Castle construction project located in Treigny, France. The object of the project is to build a Castle using only the techniques and materials used in The Middle Ages. When completed in the 2020s, it should be an authentic recreation of a 13th-Century Mediaeval Castle.

In order to fully investigate the technology required in the past, the project is using only period construction techniques, tools, and costumes. Materials, including wood and stone, are all obtained locally. Jacques Moulin, chief architect for the project, designed the Castle according to the architectural model developed during the 12th- and 13th-Centuries by King Philip II of France.

Construction started in 1997, under Michel Guyot,, owner of Château de Saint-Fargeau, a Castle in Saint-Fargeau 13 kilometres away. The site was chosen according to the availability of construction materials: an abandoned stone quarry, in a large forest, with a pond close by. The site is in a rural woodland area and the nearest town is Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, about 5 km to the North-East.

The project has created fifty-five jobs and is now a tourist destination, with more than 300,000 visits each year.

The Web-Site of Guédelon Castle can be found HERE.

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