children's groups

An amazing educational construction site

guided tour

The guide will lead the children around the Guédelon medieval construction site and explain the work of the main crafts on site, the role and the function of a castle, and reveal the secrets of medieval castle-builders. These interactive and lively visits offer children an alternative way of exploring history and heritage craft skills. Be transported to another age!


  • wealth of historical information 
  • insights into the Guédelon back story  
  • trained guide able to adapt to different age groups

group size: 50 children max. per guide ; several guides available

length of tour: 1 hr.15; allow for at least a further 2 hours to visit the site before or after guided tour                                                                                                                   

price: €8 per child (6 - 17) and €6 under 6s + €90 fee for guide per group - 1 adult free for every 10 paying children. €9.50 for additional accompanying adults.

Guided tours in English are possible throughout the season.

unguided tour

English guide book in hand, journey with the children around 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 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 finished chambers inside the castle: the kitchen, the storeroom, the bedchamber, the Great Hall and see for yourself how work is progressing on site. And don’t forget to leave time to wend your way through the forest to visit the miller.


  • manage your time freely  
  • encourage the children to observe the techniques and the materials used
  • allows the children time to ask the workers questions

group size: unlimited

length of visit: allow at least 3 hours

price: €7 per child from 6 -17 yrs.; €6 per child under 6 yrs. Free entry for 1 adult for 8 – 10 paying children according to the children’s age. €9.50 for additional accompanying adults.

carving workshop

Step into the shoes of a medieval master-builder.

Complete your day with a beginners’ stone carving workshop. Try your hand at dressing soft limestone and take your handiwork home.

Workshop open to all. English-speaking workshop leaders.


practical information

length of workshop: approx.1 hr

workshop price: €7.50 per child in addition to entrance fee

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book your lunch at Guédelon

Lunch menus :

Children’s menus 12-17 years or accompanying adult: €18/person*
Children’s menus 5-11 years: €14/child*
Driver menus: €28/driver*

Picnic lunch hampers :

Children’s picnic lunch hampers 12-17 years or accompanying adult: €12/person*
Children’s picnic lunch hampers 5-11 years: €10/child*

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