Musketeers - Sets vs. Reality - The convent of conception
Soooo….they went back to the convent, we went back to the convent. We probably would have been back even if they hadn’t, because I just love this place (there might be some unhealthy emotional attachment going on due to Annamis-related-reasons, though), but that way it was just a lot more satisfying.
This was actually supposed to be the first stop on our tour, but when we got there we were turned away, because they were filming some weird German movie there (that movie kept haunting us throughout the tour, I might add. We kept stumbling upon them. So this is what the ARD does with my license fees. Make sure I don’t get into castles in the Czech Republic. Thanks for that.), so we had to come back the next day. Which was probably just as well, cause when we got there we were basically by ourselves aside from a small group of school children (that we successfully avoided, though). We finally found the back entrance, too (totally missed that one last time), which conveniently has a bench located in front of it so you can
sit there and stare at the gate for hours rest a bit.
Funny little tidbit: They filmed their little episode of Prison Break there as well, but Milady and Aramis are basically running around in circles, because the room only has one entrance and they really needed to make the most of it. So they’re walking down one side (pretending to walk away from the cell) and when they get to the end of the room, they knock out the Red Guard, turn around, find their horses where they should have stumbled upon them way before they did the Red Guard and ride back up the exact same way they came from, only on the other side of the room. So basically like this:
Well, that‘s one way to do it, I guess. (And if you don’t know the place, you’d never know! So kudos to them.) ;)