June 14, 2021
In Burgundy, France, around forty workers are taking up an extraordinary challenge: to build a fortified castle using the techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages. It’s almost a surreal project and today we’re talking with Sarah Preston, a bilingual tour guide at Guédelon, a site that is literally resurrecting age old trades in the name of preservation, history and understanding.
I was introduced to Guédelon by a previous PreserveCast guest, Peter Ginn – who participated in “Secrets of the Castle,” a BBC series which explored the challenges of building a castle using only medieval techniques. Peter connected us to Sarah Preston, today’s guest, and the rest is history.
MORE ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST
Sarah Preston works on site as a bilingual tour guide and behind the scenes as a press officer. She is also responsible for managing Guédelon’s online community.
Learn more about Guédelon at: https://www.guedelon.fr/
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