Guedelon: Building A Castle The Medieval Way
A unique architectural experiment is underway deep in a French forest.
A unique architectural experiment is underway deep in a forest in France, where builders and masons are creating an entire castle using only 13th Century building techniques. The Chateau de Guedelon’s construction started in 1998 and employs several full time staff and volunteers. Since modern cement did not exist in the 13th Century, mortar is made from slaked lime and sand, while basic ironware is being used as tools.