Guédelon Guédelon



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Abbaye of Cluny

Former seat of the greatest monastic order in the West

What to expect

At the heart of an old quarry in the forest of Guédelon, a fabulous project was born, a dream of a child and of history lovers. For several years, medieval enthusiasts have been rebuilding a castle according to the practices of the 13th century. Would you like to discover the secrets of medieval everyday life? Guédelon is made for you!

On site, no staging. Loggers, bricklayers, masons and quarrymen collaborate throughout the year in a very real construction logic. Protectors of our architectural heritage, they enhance the value of stone and wood to reveal the mysteries of ancient builders. Set in a wooded estate of 7 hectares, Guédelon is divided into three distinct areas: the forest and its mill, the medieval village and the castle construction site. The ideal place to dive into the heart of our history and learn from true enthusiasts.

Opening hours of Guédelon

Guédelon is open until Sunday 4 November 2018:

From April 1st to June 30th: from 10am to 6pm (or 7pm on Saturdays) every day.
In July and August: from 10am to 7pm every day.
From September 1st to September 30th: from 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday - closed every Wednesday; and from 10am to 6pm on weekends.
From October 1st to November 4th : from 10 am to 5.30 p.m. Closed every Wednesday except during the school holidays.

  • The site opens at 10 a.m.
  • The site closes at 17h30, 18h or 19h depending on the period.
  • Last access 1 hour before the site closes.


Adult price from 18 years old: 14 €
Child price from 5 to 17 years old included: 11 €
Free for children under 5 years old

Visting advice

  • Guided tours (3€ / 1h15) and stone-cutting workshops (6,5€ /1h) can be booked on site.
  • Allow between 4 and 6 hours to visit Guédelon.
  • Picnicking is allowed on site and you will find several sheltered areas on site.
  • The site is partially accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • The temporary exit of the site on the day is accepted.
  • Dogs kept on a leash are welcome.

Getting to Guédelon

  • Guédelon is located in Yonne (89), in Burgundy, 2h south of Paris, on the departmental road 955, halfway between the villages of Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye and Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye. GPS coordinates: latitude: 47.581298, longitude: 3.155481
  • Parking is free; spaces are dedicated to electric cars, motorhomes and motorcycles.
  • Charging stations for electric cars are at your disposal free of charge in 2018 at the entrance of the Guédelon car park.

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