Ever wondered just how hard & complicated it would be back in the 13th century to build one of those medieval castles that we flock to as tourists in the 21st century?
Well, in the woodlands of Burgundy, about 2 hours from Paris, you can see for yourself.
Starting from scratch in 1997, using only the tools and techniques available in 13th century, a team of stonemasons, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile-makers and other craftsmen have been hard at work building Guédelon (www.guedelon.fr
) under the gaze of visitors from around the world. It's an astonishing archaeological project (due to be featured this month in a five-part documentary on BBC2) that will keep them busy till 2025.
Sarah Preston from Guédelon will join this week's HOA to talk about the project and what's there for visitors.
If you have questions for her, or perhaps have visited Guédelon and have experience to share, and you'd like to participate in the hangout, let me know.
If you have questions but don't want to join us, then you can post them using the onscreen Q&A app (top right) before and during the hangout.
And if you have other travel/tourism stuff you'd like to talk about in this week's edition, let me know.
Image: CC Flickr/Alexis Mons (https://flic.kr/p/6mVPLH