montcornelles Cité médiévale à Aranc
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The Montcornelles medieval building site

Montcornelles or the building adventure! See a real medieval town come to life in Aranc, at the heart of the Bugey mountains.

The promise of 40 years of epic adventure to build a town like in 1347. Immerse yourself in history and explore the secrets of the builders of Montcornelles. Montornelles will take you on a timeless journey. On site, you can see the builders at work. Day after day, they are constructing a medieval Savoy fortified town. Montcornelles includes: A theme park. Over the next 40 years, a new town will spring up in 14th century style. A nature site. The town is being built at the heart of a preserved, open-air highland area. Make sure you wear clothing adapted to the weather. A site for volunteers. You can lend a hand on a voluntary basis. Contact the builders! On site there is a shop to buy some souvenirs of your experience and continue the adventure at home, plus a picnic area, refreshments and snacks. A wide range of visiting options are available. Non-guided visit, visit to the building site with commentary, a storytelling visit to immerse yourself in history and an interactive visit to get to know the medieval building techniques. Children can have fun during the workshops specially designed for them.
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