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At the Château ducal de Cadillac (Gironde), the stories of the château are “take away” thanks to podcasts from the site team. (© The Republican)

Far from the eyes, but near the ducal castle. This is how the project “the castle invites itself to your home” came out of the ground at the beginning of December in Cadillac (Gironde), with its “take away. “In full health crisis, culture is trying to survive in its own way.

The team of five employees of the Château de Cadillac including the two guides, Laura and Antoine, have established a virtual link with the public thanks to the creation of podcasts. These digital audios focus on theHistory of the castle with short chronicles, anecdotal and personalized by the storytellers.

“They make the castle collections talk”

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The chateau’s podcasts reveal anecdotes and secrets in an 18th century sound environment in Cadillac (Gironde). (© The Republican)

And since we still can’t set foot in the castle, we can listen to them anywhere, anytime and anyhow.

“We didn’t want to lose the link with our audiences. Podcasts don’t last more than two minutes, it’s just to peck an anecdote here and there. And if we want to go further, we can also go to the next episode “

RafaelleAudience and communication officer for the Château de Cadillac

From the life of a Duke to the women’s prison

On 18th century musical backgrounds, two young voices, two tones alternate to tell the little stories in the big one. Antoine and Laura tell, in their own way, the secrets that haunt the walls of this Cadillac jewel. These recordings review the history of the Duke of Épernon, but also the great hours which marked the life of the bastide and of this imposing residence. Without ignoring the prison for women, a taboo subject until the 1950s with its famous “chicken cages”. The anecdotes, sometimes unsuspected, are chosen by the two history buffs guides. Rafaëlle admits: “they make the castle collections talk”.

Free stories

The audios are available without downloading and free of charge on the castle website. So when life returns to its normal course and the castle gardens come alive again, these podcasts will stick around. They will even be offered during visits. If a visitor does not want to join a group stroll, they can wander the halls of the residence, the story whispered in their ears …

Website: chateau-cadillac.fr. Contact: 05.56.62.69.58. Address: 4, place de la Liberation in Cadillac. The podcasts to find on this link.