Gathering of French huntsmen and women with their horses and hounds at start of season.
Full title reads: "France. 'The Blessing of the Hounds' The Duchesse d'Uzes - who still hunts at 85 - at traditional ceremony which opens French Hunting season."
Pack of hunting hounds gathered outside building.
C/U fox hounds - they have the letter 'U' on their sides. A man in French hunting costume stands amongst them.
The Duchesse (Duchess) d'Uzes sits side saddle on a horse. Quick C/U of the elderly lady.
The hunt gathers with its horses and dogs. People are gathered to look on.
Pan across members of the hunt as they sing a hymn.
A priest and choir boys stand in the hunt courtyard. The priest blesses the hunt.
A short trumpet or horn fanfare is played and the hunt moves off.
(Natural sound track only - No commentary)
Film quality not very good.