It is in the heart of an iron sandstone quarry typical of the Puisaye region that this adventure began in 1997. This site is also surrounded by forest, which makes it possible to
obtain the raw materials necessary for the construction of such a building. In the 13th century, the means of transport were not the same as today and the transport of wood and stones was very
Year after year, we can see the evolution of the Guédelon site and admire the work of wood, stone and all the materials used at the time.
And in particular clay, because this is a potter's land. This was used to make tiles, but also roof tiles.
At Guédelon, we forget the progress of the last eight centuries and we go back in time to the Middle Ages, when castles were built by men without cranes, but with "squirrel cages" that work with
the strength of legs and arms.