school trips to Guédelon

Explore a range of academic subjects on a medieval construction site

France offers endless possibilities to visit castles and cathedrals: but Guédelon is the only site in the world demonstrating how these incredible buildings were constructed.

In an unspoilt corner of northern Burgundy, a team of 50 master-craftsmen is working together to build a castle from scratch using medieval technology.

The project celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and has become a major attraction in Burgundy attracting over 300,000 visitors, including 50,000 school children from across the globe.

Guédelon is the ideal place to explore a range of academic subjects: history, geometry, science, technology, design, art history and languages. We offer expertly guided tours and beginners’ stone carving workshops.

Guédelon was the subject of a 5-part BBC2 series, Secrets of the Castle, broadcast in over 100 countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, and broadcast on numerous channels worldwide.

Guédelon is situated just 2 hours south of Paris, within easy reach of the A77 and the A6 close to the vineyards of Sancerre and Chablis.

Guédelon has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the past 3 years: 94% of comments rate Guédelon as “very good” or “excellent”. “This provided one of the most memorable days of our life! The project, to build a 13th century castle using traditional techniques - a 25 year project - provided the most engaging insights into the challenges and skills required. The workers on the project all engaged freely with what they had learnt and we both found the whole visit (which we extended to six hours) both informative and memorable on many levels.” October 2017, TripAdvisor

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