On the set of BBCs Merlin!

Whilst holidaying France we visited Pierrefonds Chateau where the BBC’s Merlin is filmed. On our approach to the main entrance which circles round the castle, we spotted a couple of men working on the set and they informed us that the series was currently being filmed. Needless to say we all became very excited πŸ˜€

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We bought out tickets and made our way into the castle entrance, we were overwhelmed by the hive of activity. We saw what I can imagine would be the arena with the stadium overlooking it – i guess a lot of cgi is used as it’s about 100 times as big on the tv!!

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We crossed the drawbridge and spotted the well in the courtyard and there on the balcony above were Morgana (Katie McGrath) and Morgause (Emilia Fox)! Wow! The girls were terribly excited πŸ˜€ We sat on the steps and watched them film a scene – the first take looked fine to us but they did about 5!

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Once they had disappeared inside we took a look inside the castle. It is absolutely stunning – inside and out. We walked through the great hall and down many of the corridors we have seen on the television.

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We were lucky enough to walk into a room to find Morgana and Morgause relaxing and chatting and were more than happy to have a little chat with the girls, have their photo taken and give an autograph!

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The girls were beaming for the rest of the day πŸ˜€ We continued our tour of the castle and sat outside again to watch another scene being filmed. The girls stood behind the screens and watched the take on the smaller screen being played over and over, sped up, slowed down, directors and producers pointing here and there. Fabulous!

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So, a rather unexpected outcome for our visit – we really didn’t expect to see all that!!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. HelenHaricot
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 12:40:10

    fabulous, sooo jealous!

    Reply

  2. Michelle
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 22:35:09

    That is just an amazing day.

    Reply

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