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Participate in the building of Guédelon castle

Participate in the building of Guédelon castle

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© Guédelon

If you would like to participate in the building of Guédelon castle, then castle-building courses are available for adults with a means of transport at their disposition (different conditions apply for groups). No specific skills are required - only a positive attitude, a desire to learn and support for our venture. French is the main language spoken on site;  we also welcome English-speakers as course participants, however, for safety reasons, it is important to have some basic French.

Please note that places on our courses are limited: you should not come to the site to work until you have received confirmation that your application has been successful.

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© Guédelon

Spending time at Guédelon is an opportunity to:

  • Find out more about heritage and conservation by helping build a castle with reference to defined archaeological models;
  • Take part in a unique venture alongside other enthusiasts;
  • Join the Guédelon team and experience daily life on the construction site;
  • Benefit from the experience of the team in order to learn more about 13th-century building techniques.

The construction site is in the middle of a forest, 6km from the nearest village (Saint-Sauveur) and 30km from the nearest railway station (Cosne-sur-Loire). You must come with a means of transport, as no public transport runs to, or from, the site. For insurance reasons Guédelon's workers can, under no circumstance, provide transport for course participants.

The different courses available:

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© Guédelon

Individuals (Master builder course = Les Bâtisseurs)

The course runs for a minimum of 3 days and a week maximum.  For safety reasons, unaccompanied minors cannot be accepted on the master builder course.

 

Professional work placement (Les stagiaires)

This course is designed for students as part of their professional training.  Guédelon is a certified heritage skills training centre: we welcome work experience students for periods ranging from one week up to a month.

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© Guédelon

Groups accompanied by teacher

This course is aimed at groups of students accompanied by their teacher/course leader. The group size - including tutors - must not exceed 12 people. The course runs for a minimum of 3 days and a week maximum.  All participants must be at least 16 years of age. 

 

If you are interested or require any further information:

Write to:

Download: 2014 castle-building course application form (PDF - 463 Ko)

 

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