Guédelon Castle is a medieval construction project located in Treigny, France. The objective 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 medieval 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 is the chief architect for the project. He designed the castle according to the architectural model developed during the 12th and 13th centuries by Philip II of France.
Construction started in 1997 under Michel Guyot, owner of the nearby Saint-Fargeau castle. 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 twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Château de Sully-sur-Loire (62 km), Abbey of Fontenay (93 km), Château de Chambord (123 km), Château de Blois (137 km), Beaune (France) (141 km), Dijon (France) (146 km), Paris (France) (155 km), Château de Chenonceau (159 km), Château du Clos Lucé (164 km), Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (165 km), Reims (France) (196 km), Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans (207 km), Verdun (France) (241 km), Amiens (France) (265 km), Geneva Motor Show (270 km), Lausanne (Switzerland) (289 km), Neuchâtel (Switzerland) (292 km), Maginot Fort Hackenberg (307 km), Château du Haut-Königsbourg (321 km), Château de Vitré (331 km)