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Hannibal trail

Day 2 Visit to Guédelon

What can you do?

Today we visit Guédelon.
Though this place has seemingly nothing to do with Hannibal or the Roman empire, we have included this visit, because the techniques used here are quite similar to those used in the time of the Roman empire.  Being here will take you back in time.

You are advised to wear comfortable shoes.
We visit the building place by tourincar.

Guedelon 2003Deep in secluded woodland, an abandoned quarry reveals a landscape seemingly untouched since the dawn of the last millennium. Out of this wood and stone, using 13th century building techniques, a castle is being created.
Guedelon 2009

The materials needed for the construction of the castle - wood, stone, earth, sand and clay - are all to be found here, in this abandoned quarry.
Guedelon 2009


Before the gaze of thousands of visitors, all the trades associated with castle-building - quarrymen, stonemasons, woodcutters, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile makers, basket makers, rope makers, carters and their horses - are working together to complete the castle here in Guédelon.                                     

For more information: www.guedelon.fr

Though there is probably not enough time we mention:
In the neighborhood you can visit the castle of Ratilly ( 13th century)
visiting times 10-12 and 14 - 17

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