family visits

unguided tour

Take the time to wander, talk with the craftsmen and women, watch them at work, soak in the atmosphere…

the North Range - © Guédelon - Ph. D. Gliksman

Recommended length of visit: minimum of 4 hours 

Guide booklet in hand, enjoy the sights of the medieval construction site at your own pace. Watch the castle-builders at work: the quarrymen, stonemasons, woodcutters, carpenters, tilers, blacksmiths, rope maker and carters. 

Take the time to talk to the craftsmen and women: they will explain their work, the tools they use and the role they play in the castle-construction.

Visit the chambers which are already in place in the castle: the kitchen, the storeroom, the bedchamber, the Great Hall… and, of course, watch the season’s progress on the construction site. 

Leave time to make your way to visit the miller. Wend your way along a 500-m-long woodland path which leads from the construction site to the working watermill. 

Buy your tickets:

  • From our online ticket office
  • From the ticket office on site

guided tours

explore the construction site in the company of a guide

Guided tour of site © Guédelon

Your guide will explain the work of the craftsmen; reveal the role of medieval fortresses; recount the amazing exploits of Guédelon's castle builders; report on the construction to date and give details of the objectives that lie ahead. 

The guided tour lasts an hour and 15 minutes (allow for a minimum of an additional 2½ hours to visit the site before or after your guided tour) 

Guided Tour prices: additional €3 /person from 8 yrs. and over. 

Online booking for guided tours is recommended (no telephone booking available) 

Places on guided tours can also be purchased on site, according to the number of places available. 

© Guédelon - Ph. D. Gliksman

Guided tours in English for individuals and family groups will be run every day at 2pm from July 9th-August 28th 2016.

Please note, tours are subject to guide availability. To ensure your place on a guided tour, we strongly recommend that you book online.

Saturday 23rd September: 14h

Sunday 24th September: 14h

Saturday 30th September: 14h

Additional dates for guided tours in English for individuals and family groups, subject to guide availability, may be scheduled throughout the season. To enquire about possible additional dates, please contact sarah.preston@guedelon.fr

take part in a stone carving workshop

On a small block of soft limestone, sculpt the design of your choice. Take home a souvenir of Guédelon…

Beginners’ stone carving workshop - © Guédelon - Ph. F. Folcher

Workshop lasts approx. 1 hour 

Workshop open to all from 6 to 70+ 

Price: €6.50/person in addition to entrance fee. 

Online booking recommended

Booking can be made on site, according to the number of places available. 

Dates and times of forthcoming stone carving workshops:

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