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It's Simply Medieval is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 34.

Story[]

Teams drive to Dordogne, France, the city of 1,001 castles, where they will extract walnut oil, play three medieval games and flex their memory muscles while rappelling down the side of a castle.

Route Markers[]

Teams were flown to Toulouse, France, and began the next leg at the Château de Beynac in Beynac-et-Cazenac, Dordogne.

The order of departure from Château de Beynac are as follows:

  1. Luis & Michelle (8:45 am)
  2. Aubrey & David (8:45 am)
  3. Quinton & Mattie (9:00 am)
  4. Derek & Claire (9:00 am)
  5. Marcus & Michael (9:15 am)
  6. Emily & Molly (9:15 am)
  7. Glenda & Lumumba (9:30 am)

Teams must drive themselves to Château de Commarque, where they would find their next clue.

"Who wants to climb the family tree?"

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must make their way to a room at the top of the castle and study the Commarque family tree, which depicted the women's family crests, then rappel 131 feet down the side of the castle. They must then match five specific names to their family crests in order to receive their next clue. If they fail to correctly match all five crests, they must go to the back to the family tree and rappel down the side of the castle before they are allowed to try again.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to La Ferme de Turnac, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Walnut Cracker
Teams must gather walnuts from a nearby grove, then crack and press enough walnuts until they have produced enough walnut oil to fill a container to a marked line to receive their next clue.

Aubrey & David, Emily & Molly, Luis & Michelle, Marcus & Michael, and Quinton & Mattie chose this task.

Choice B: Medieval Gamer
Teams must win three medieval games: the lancer de sac, the plateau d'equilibre, and the petit gruyere. Once they have won all three games, they would receive their next clue.

Derek & Claire and Glenda & Lumumba chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to the Panorama overlooking the town of Domme to check in.
For coming in first place, Marcus & Michael won $7,500 each.

Leaderboard[]

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place
Marcus & Michael
 1st place 
Marcus & Michael
Military Brothers
Emily & Molly
 2nd place 
Emily & Molly
Long-Lost Twins
Derek & Claire
 3rd place 
Derek & Claire
Reality Romance
Luis & Michelle
 4th place 
Luis & Michelle
Married
Quinton & Mattie
 5th place 
Quinton & Mattie
Former Rams Cheerleaders
Aubrey & David
 6th place 
Aubrey & David
Ballroom Dancers
Glenda & Lumumba
 7th place 
Glenda & Lumumba
Newlyweds

Trivia[]

  • Due to the low ratings in The Real Love Boat, the rest of the season beginning with this episode started airing on Wednesdays at 9 pm following Survivor 43.

References[]

The Amazing Race 34 Episodes

"Many Firsts But Don't Be Last" · "Patience, is the New Me" · "It's All in the Details" · "Everyone's an Artist" · "The Amazing Race of Arabia" · "Step By Step" · "It's Simply Medieval" · "La Ville Rose" · "Vamos a la Playa" · "Don't Look Down" · "How Am I Going to Survive This?" · "The Only Leg That Matters"

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