In this final season of the Fires of Guédelon, Yohann seeks out the new window in the lord's chamber. And in the castle courtyard, Florian announces the 2019 building programme. We hopethat you have enjoyed this series and that we will see you soon at Guédelon!
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In this penultimate episode of The Fires of Guédelon, Yohann discovers how wooden bowls were turned on a pole lathe in the Middle Ages. And Constantin receives an offer he can't refuse!
Jean-Michel shows us the different uses of cleft wood on the castle-construction site and can you guess which king of France nearly went mad after getting lost in the forest? Florian reveals all...
Yohann has an appointment with Aurélie the basket maker...Nicolas reveals a brand new workshop and Florian tells the tale of the "robber barons" of Château-Renard.
In this fifth episode about woodworking, Nicolas gives us a lesson in joinery. And Constantin is fleeced again...
The carpenters' "tracing floor" will hold no secrets for you after Yohann's visit to Nicolas the carpenter. And Florian explains the importance of forests to feudal lords.
In this second episode of The Fires of Guédelon's new season, Yohann learns the art of medieval tree-felling. And have you heard of "The Green Man"? In Guédelon forest, Florian reveals the secrets of this mysterious being...
Do you know what a "side-axe" is used for? Deep in Guédelon forest, Jean-Michel has the answer. And there's no rhyme or reason to Constantin's autumn deliveries...
Join Yohann for a new series of adventures in Guédelon forest and discover the world of wood and woodcraft.
We have reached the end of our series "The Fires of Guédelon. Yohann and Florian invite you to embark on a new venture with us!
The tile maker heats the kiln to 1100°C and Constantin - at long last - closes a deal !
Bruno has started loading the tile kiln in readiness for the firing. And did you know that the design of our castle has its roots in a dispute with the English? The master-mason reveals all!
At the tilers', Yohann discovers the secrets to making a clay roof tile. In the forest, Constantin reveals the origins of some common expressions.
Yohann gives us exclusive images from inside the tile kiln. On the banks of the millpond, we discover that medieval master-builders didn't like too much fish on the menu!
At the smelting furnace things haven't gone quite as planned... And in the forest Yohann wants to know how to build a stone wall. Constantin has the answer!
It's the big day! The blacksmiths will attempt to extract steel from the iron ore. Will the experiment suceed? And do you know why so many French place names begin with "Plessis" or "la Motte"? The master-mason will reveal all!
The blacksmiths are getting ready for the big day! Rendezvous at the forge for the preheating of the furnace...And Yohann goes clothes shopping at Constantin's Kiosk!
In preparation for the smelting, Yohann and Dimitri fire-crack the iron ore. Yohann finds himself in a new chamber and the master-mason explains why a pigeon's home is his castle...
This week, the blacksmiths begin their attempt to turn stone into metal. Yohann sets out to discover what French masons do with a "grasshopper". Constantin, as always, has the answer!
In this final installment from the lime kiln, Yohann and Fabrice slake quicklime to produce lime putty. True or false: a castle was always fitted with a drawbridge? The master-mason provides the answer...whilst operating the treadwheel winch. And the subject of the next 5 episodes is revealed!
At the lime kiln, Yohann and Fabrice are breaking open the kiln to finally reveal the quicklime inside. But will the firing have been a success? Yohann is searching for the right tool to pierce a peghole. Once again, Constantin comes to the rescue!
At the lime kiln, Yohan and Baptiste are feeling the heat. In a secret location in the castle, Yohann investigates the difference between Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Florian Renucci, master-mason, provides the answer.
Join Yohann and Fabrice lighting the lime kiln and Constantin reveals the tools needed to split a wooden shake.
Join Yohann and Fabrice preparing for a lime burn and learn how parchment was used in medieval castle windows.
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