Watch woodturning on a medieval-style foot-powered pole lathe
Come and watch the ancient art of throwing pots on a medieval style stick-propelled wheel
Made with flour from Guédelon’s watermill, watch bread baking in the castle kitchen.
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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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