Guedelon Castle
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Guédelon Castle: recreating a 13th century structure from scratch

Guedelon Castle

Masons drive the treadwheel crane at Guedelon medieval castle project, a back-to-the-future project re-creating a 13th century castle from scratch in the heart of Burgundy, central France.

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Alexandre Hecker, head quarryman, breaks a stone in the quarry at Guedelon medieval castle project.

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Masons work on building two gothic arches at Guedelon medieval castle.

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Laetitia Roux transports stone for the masons with her horse and cart.

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A mason climbs the wooden scaffolding at Guedelon medieval castle project.

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A mason controls the treadwheel crane at Guedelon medieval castle project.

 (Kiran Ridley / For The Times)
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A mason works on Guedelon medieval castle project, a back-to-the-future project re-creating a 13th century castle from scratch in the heart of Burgundy, central France.

 (Kiran Ridley / For The Times)
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Nicolas Touchefeu, a taciturn carpenter shapes wood at Guedelon medieval castle.

 (Kiran Ridley / For The Times)
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Stephane Boudy, shapes a key in the carpentry workshop.

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Sarah Prestons gives a tour at Guedelon medieval castle project.

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Workers take a break at Guedelon medieval castle project. Since it opened in 1998, Guedelon has been built by trial and error using period techniques, tools and materials.

 (Kiran Ridley / For The Times)
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