Guédelon Castle

At the heart of the Puisaye in the department of Yonne in Burgundy, about fifty workers are up to an extraordinary challenge: a castle being built today using the techniques and materials from the Middle Ages.

In the middle of a naturally wooded area , providing all the raw materials required for construction: stone, wood, earth, sand and clay … quarrymen, stonecutters, masons, woodcutters, carpenters, blacksmith, tile makers, carters, basket maker, ropemakers… build day after day a real castle before the eyes of thousands of visitors.

The project, started in 1997 and should last about 25 years.

Guédelon is open from March 17th to november 4th 2015.

In September, October to November 4th 2015 included: Guédelon is open from 10 am to 17:30 or 18h; Closed on Wednesdays

Guédelon website: Le Château de Guédelon

The castle farm

La ferme du château

You will discover the Farm Animals, Farmer’s House, the Old Trades and full of Entertainment: milking goats, caring for small animals …



Located in the BERRY, Sancerre from its rocky peak of 312m above sea level, overlooks the splendid panorama of the Loire Valley. From the esplanade Porte César one can see in the background, distant summits of the Morvan Mountains and its delicate pastel tones …

Ratilly Castle

Le Château de Ratilly

The name Ratilly -probably from “ratel”, the herse- is mentioned for the first time in an act of 1160 concerning the knight Renaud Ratilly. A castle was built right from the eleventh century, during the establishment of feudalism in Puisaye. levelled during wars between lords, it is on its foundations that Mathieu Ratilly had the present building built in about 1270  which will provoke quite a stir despite its isolation.

Individual unguided tour: € 4 (€ 2.5 All Saints to Easter)

Free under 12 (except school groups)

Guided tours by appointment: 5 € per person


Vezelay, its name alone evokes a village crowned by a church – wonder of Romanesque art – on the  UNESCO world heritage list.

This is one of the most beautiful villages in France, a city sanctuary,  delicious white wines,  a departure for Saint Jacques de Compostela, a door to the Regional Natural Park of Morvan and also an exceptionally preserved environment, beautiful landscapes and unknown treasures in the heart of each village.

A real place where you can stroll through the narrow streets, enjoy the local cuisine accompanied by a Burgundy(wine) Vezelay, walk the trails, go down the Cure in a canoe, fly over the hills in a hot air balloon, take a cruise on the Canal du Nivernais, botanise in nature, drink in the music … live fully!

Saint Fargeau Castle

Château de Saint Fargeau

The history of the Castle of Saint Fargeau spans 10 centuries. In 980, Bishop Heribert of Auxerre and half-brother of Hugh Capet, establishes a rendezvous point of fortified hunting. From the tenth to the fifteenth century, the castle owners were from famous families such as the  Lords of Toucy, de Bar, and the famous silversmith of Charles VII, Jacques Coeur. From 1453, Antoine de Chabannes built, on the foundations of the ancient fortress, the present castle with its pentagonal shape, flanked by six large towers. In 1652, Anne-Marie Louise of Orleans, La Grande Mademoiselle (first cousin of Louis XIV), sentenced to five years of exile following the events of the Fronde moved to Saint-Fargeau. The architect Le Vau was involved in the construction of the inner walls of the castle. He leaves one of the finest examples of French classicism. The Lepeletier family bought the castle in 1713. Louis Michel Lepeletier (famous conventional), voted for death of Louis XVI and was himself, assassinated.

The Castle of Saint Fargeau is the “character” of the central novel of Jean d’Ormesson’s Hope to God.

Since 1979, the Castle of Saint Fargeau is the property of Michel Guyot.


From 22 March to 11 November 2014.

From 10am to 12pm and 14pm to 18pm.

Up to 19h from 1 July to 31 August.


Adult: 10 €

School: 6 €

Group: 8 € 



  • Mouki mini suite

  • Rose Calamine suite

  • Jeanne d’Arc suite

  • Jacques Cœur’s room

  • The Joséphine’s Room

    le “studio”

  • A guest house and five huest rooms & suites

  • View from the kitchen

  • Viewed in the kitchen

Cooking workshops

The house and five bedrooms

Welcome to Saint Fargeau !

La Maison Jeanne d’Arc, is a guesthouse in Saint Fargeau in Burgundy, which offers five guestrooms and casual cooking classes . It is a stop in a wonderful historic village located only 1h30 from Paris.

Situated one minute away from the castle, at the foot of the church, this village home housed Joan of Arc in 1429. A welcoming porch opens onto an interior garden and courtyard. It is easy to park in the street. The shops are close by.

The castle with its night tours, and famous pageant will delight you. Kids will love to visit the ferme du chateau (farm with its live animals). 15 minutes away by car is the medieval site Guédelon, immersing you in the 13th century.

Fan of Colette can visit her house in St Sauveur en Puisaye and will inevitably stop to buy its tasty bread from sourdough baker Maureille. On the way, visit the Poterie de la Bâtisse with its 18th century’s kiln. You will love the exquisite castle of Ratilly and may discover the mural in the Church of Moutiers which is nestled in a shady grove country side on the road to St Amand en Puisaye, a pottery village with attractive shops including a very discreet and very recommended jeweler.

For those who love wine, Sancerre is less than 45 minutes by car. Within equal distance, you will find Burgundy vineyards  around Auxerre, Irancy, Chitry, Coulanges la Vineuse and Chablis. Further south, is the golden hillsides of  Beaune and Dijon.

The inevitable and spiritual Vézelay is at the edge of the Morvan.

Visits, walks, activities…


La Maison Jeanne d’Arc —the house Joan of Arc—housed the famous warrior.  And also the famous mother Boutevilain, the hilarious grocer of the village. Between history and delicacies, now it’s my turn, after a serious facelift of the place.

Choose one of the five bedrooms I have prepared for you or rent the whole house if you wish. Enjoy your stay, relax, have fun, travel in historic Saint-Fargeau, visit its beautiful castle and region, or take a cooking class without any fuss or hoopla.

Rejuvenate yourself in a soothing atmosphere with a good book or a movie, I’ll take care of the rest!


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