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Guédelon - building a medieval castle

I've mentioned Guédelon before; I find it an absolutely fascinating place.

If you're interested, have a look at these videos - search on "les feux de guedelon youtube".

There are subtitles!
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I've mentioned Guédelon before; I find it an absolutely fascinating place.

If you're interested, have a look at these videos - search on "les feux de guedelon youtube".

There are subtitles!

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Absolutely agree We went there 3 years ago and returned this year to see what progress had been made.


It is incredible how ingenious are the methods with only primitive tools and no mechanisation.


There are so many things to see - not only the actually building of the castle but the smithy, rope making, baking etc. because everything is produced on site.


It is very easy to visit with a MH as there is a special parking area.


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We are due a re-visit as we were there a two or three years ago as well. The dye making demonstration was very interesting as was watching people squaring off logs with what I believe is called a side axe. Also interesting to contrast how things were done then with modern H&S - stone masons working in medieval gear plus eye protection and safety boots and modern cranes alongside the old fashioned wooden lifting systems; the latter not in use but were obviously there to show how things were done.
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They also have their homemade ropes stress tested - a sensible precaution when you see the weights they lift.
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Very interesting Jean, thank you.

Link to episode 1 here............


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