Musketeer Mania: Actor Robert Myles tells us about his fascination

Musketeer Mania: Actor Robert Myles tells us about his fascination

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

We introduce you to Robert Myles, an actor with a curiosity about musketeers who had a chance to learn how Musketeers really lived on our upcoming episode at Chateau of Versailles.

In this video Robert practices his fencing skills at vaux-le-vicomte castle and explains the musketeer’s charm!

Simple Elegance: Discovering the real Marie Antoinette

Simple Elegance: Discovering the real Marie Antoinette

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | One Comment

Luxury, glamour and courtly high fashion… We often assume that Marie Antoinette desired a lavish lifestyle but as we learn from historian Lisa Hilton, this was not always the case. Watch this behind the scenes video as we give you a sneak peek into the answer that reveals who the real Marie Antoinette was.

Gorgeous Gardens: King Louis XIV and the magnificence of Versailles

Gorgeous Gardens: King Louis XIV and the magnificence of Versailles

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

Between 1673 – 1683, King Louis XIV commissioned work for a breathtaking garden to be built at Versailles. Join landscape architect Gabriel Wick as he walks us through the famous grounds and explains the importance of the Chateau gardens. Check out our behind the scenes video here; before you watch our episode Inside the Chateau of Versailles on April 25th on HISTORY (Canada)!

Inside Tour: A Mysterious Wine Cellar that Held the King’s Wine

Inside Tour: A Mysterious Wine Cellar that Held the King’s Wine

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

Champagne historian Alexandre Loire takes us inside a dark and historic wine warehouse where the King’s wine was once stored. Watch our behind the scenes video with Alexandre to learn how the King’s wine was protected and what people believed about wine. Was it ‘medicine’ that was good for your health? Find out in this video!

Then be sure to watch this episode of Museum Secrets: Inside the Chateau of Versailleson Thursday, April 25th at 9pm ET/PT on HISTORY (Canada), to learn how champagne became the world’s favourite social lubricant.  

A French Feast: How did Louis XIV eat?

A French Feast: How did Louis XIV eat?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

What are the origins of traditional French cuisine? How did Louis XIV eat? Watch Gastronomy Professor Susan Taylor explain the history of French food and how people ate during the seventeenth century, in a French marketplace.

Be sure to watch our Chateau of Versailles episode on HISTORY (Canada) this Thursday April 25, at 9 PM ET/PT to learn more about the history of France, and our secret of champagne!

The Crew Behind the Scenes at Chateau of Versailles

The Crew Behind the Scenes at Chateau of Versailles

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 | No Comments

In this video join executive producer Robert Lang, episode director Lara Fitzgerald, director of photography Chris Romeike and our driver from France, Manu Assenat, as they tell us what it’s like to shoot at the famous castle in France!

We’re on our last shoot for Season 3

We’re on our last shoot for Season 3

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 | No Comments

The Museum Secrets crew is in Tunisia now, in the middle of shooting our 8th and final episode for Season 3. Look for Museum Secrets from March till May, 2013, on History (Canada) and subsequently on networks around the world.

Scouting the luxe Château de Versailles and Domaine Moët et Chandon

Scouting the luxe Château de Versailles and Domaine Moët et Chandon

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 | No Comments

Director Lara Fitzgerald and Executive Producer Robert Lang scouted the renowned Château de Versailles Museum outside Paris last week. They also toured Domaine Moët et Chandon, one of the world’s largest champagne producers, to hear secrets about the history of champagne development from the 16th Century on.

Take a look at our travelogue photos.