This adventure began in 1997 in the heart of an iron sandstone quarry typical of the Puisaye region. The site is also surrounded by forest, which provides the raw materials needed to build
such a structure. In the 13th century, the means of transport were not the same as today and the transport of wood and stones was very costly.
Year after year, we can follow the development of the Guédelon site and admire the work done with wood, stone and all the materials used at that time.
Above all, clay, because this is a land of potters. It was used to make tiles, but also roofing tiles.
At Guédelon, we forget the progress of the last eight centuries and go back in time to the Middle Ages, when castles were built by men without cranes but with "squirrel cages", using the strength
of their legs and arms.