In rural France, a new castle is taking shape! It is being built using medieval techniques on a medieval timetable (an estimated total of 26 years).
Visitors are allowed to walk through the construction site. Along the way artisans stop and explain how they quarry and cut stone, build and level walls, raise roof beams, make vaulted ceilings and lift heavy weights using hand winches, pulley and treadmill-driven cranes known as squirrel cages. Kids can also take hands-on workshops to learn the stone-carving and geometric techniques of 13th century builders.
Looks like a great place to visit on our next trip to France … which I have always wanted to include a large portion of the French countryside. Plus, this castle just happens to be located in Burgundy … so, you know that good wine would not be far off!