Guédelon has been described as the “world’s largest archaeological experiment”. It all began in 1995, when an archaeological study at Saint-Fargeau Castle revealed a medieval stone fortress hidden within the red brick walls.
A team of construction builders works from medieval financial records, manuscripts, stained-glass cathedral windows and research. Their mission is to build a 13th century castle over 25 years using the construction techniques and logistical organization of the Middle Ages. The site, located in the heart of Burgundy’s wine vineyards in eastern France, possesses all the resources necessary for the building of a castle: a stone quarry, an oak forest and a water supply.
Read abotu it here: “Archaeological Challenge: Building a Real Medieval Chateau Today”
Only two hours from Paris, this 19th century farmhouse with stunning views of the Burgundy countryside and 40-foot lap pool is just the place to rejuvenate yourself. Owners Lee Yanowitch and Philippe Chamaillard have lovingly renovated the farmhouse to preserve its authentic charm, (stone fireplaces, oak beams) while providing modern amenities and comfort.
With five double-occupancy rooms, Auberge de la Tuilerie guarantees you an intimate and informal holiday experience in the French countryside, far from the touristy paths.
Read their story here: “Life Change: from Big City TV to Countryside B&B”