Number of volunteers:13
Like the six previous workcamps, you will be restoring a part of the archeological site: weeding and restoring the thermal baths and the temple using traditional masonry.
If you are interested in archaeology, this workcamp is perfect for you! It is the 7th anniversary of Concordias partnership with the Sarthe department and the city of Aubigné-Racan. Aubigné-Racan is a lovely city near the river Loire and it spreads over 3203 hectares with a total of 2112 inhabitants. A very important part of Aubignés heritage is the Gallo-Roman complex composed of a theater, a temple, thermal facilities and markets built in the second half of the 1st century. This archeological site, owned by the Sarthe department, is one of the most beautiful sites of the Pays de la Loire region. This area is very rich in architectural heritage and natural discoveries. You will discover archeology through the explanations of an Archeologist from the CAPRA (Center of Archeological Prospection and Research of Allonnes) about the Gallo-Roman history of Aubigné and about the local flora and fauna. You will take part in the local festivities in July such as the July 14th parade and fireworks, see the light show in the old city called “Nuit des Chimères”, discover the local heritage and may even go hiking.
Aubigné-Racan is located 40km south from Le Mans, 15 km west from the Château du Loir. Meetings with locals will be organized in order to exchange services. For more information, have a look at: http://www.association-capra.com/content/view/20/64/ and http://www.aubigne-racan.com/
You will be staying in a collective accommodation in tents (2 to 3 volunteers per tent) in a field with access to toilets and bathrooms in a local football club building. Meals will be taken there as well. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and local producers.
You will be cycling on a daily basis to go from the city to the workcamp (4km). Please bring gardening gloves, good shoes and working clothes. As nights can be quite cold, also remember to bring warm clothes. Do not forget to bring a sleeping-mat, a warm sleeping bag (and a tent if you have your own!). Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.
Number of volunteers:12
Archaeology but not only ! In the midst of a forest, coils a small stream down a steep valley that stretches from the Segala plateau to the Tarn river. A discreet but most prominent ensemble of medieval ruins is set there. On the top of a hill, a thirteenth century dungeon is encircled by the ruins of excavated houses. A hundred and twenty feet further down, a water mill, a bread oven and a barn surround a bridge that crosses the stream. The buildings composing this hamlet have, since the end of the medieval ages, slowly fallen down to an amazing ensemble of ruins. It offers fascinating grounds of social and historical study for archaeologists. You will work alongside local volunteers and the association « La Bastide des Vassals ».
You will work on tasks such as pre-archaeology (clear the stones and vegetation), and to maintain the hiking paths that bring to the site. You will be accompanied by a passionate technical leader you will have the opportunity to discover the history of the Hamlet and how to preserve it.
Location : Saint Gégoire, 20km est of Albi and 80km north-est of Toulouse Leisure activities : During your free time you will have the opportunity to discover not only the natural environment by accessible walking trails in the surrounding forest, but also the architectural and cultural heritage of the region. You will be able to visit the surrounding cities such as Albi. During the hottest afternoons, you can relax by the stream next to the work-site or discover local activities such as « pétanque ». And, you will also cooperate with local associations to organise events (festive, cultural, social,..), therefore, multiplying the possibilities of local encounters. train_bus_station: Albi (81000)
You will sleep in tents on the local football field in Saint Gégoire, with access to an outdoor kitchen and a sanitary block.
Number of volunteers:12
Under the supervision of your camp leader, you will stabilize the existing walls using traditional and ancient dry stone techniques. You will also work on the development of hiking trails around the site and set up road signs.
Come to learn more about archaeology and to discover dry stone construction techniques! As part of our partnership with the city of Clermont L’Herault and together with the local organisation GREC (Clermontais Research and Studies Group) specialised in archaeology, we intend to carry out a workcamp in the Clermont l’Herault hills. This natural site has an oppidum, a large fortified Iron Age settlement dating back to the period between the 6th and the 3rd century BC. Several archaeological excavations took place here between 1983 and1990. This project proposes to safeguard and enhance the natural, cultural and archaeological heritage of this place and highlight the hiking trails around the site.
Clermont-l’Herault is located in the Department of Hérault, 40km away from Montpellier, and only 50km away from the Mediterranean Sea. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful historic heritage (Castle of Guilhem, Collégiale Saint-Paul…) as well as beautiful landscapes (Lake of Saragou, Cirque of Mourèze…). You will be able to choose from a lot of different activities in your free time, such as hikes, water sports and swimming in the Gorges de l’Herault! For more information: http://www.ville-clermont-herault.fr/
You will be accommodated in tents in the municipal house with access to toilets and showers. Please bring your sleeping bag and mat. Tents will be provided but you can bring your own if you want to. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader ad you will participate in the preparation of dishes using good products from the market and local producers.
For the work, please bring gardening gloves, working clothes and closed shoes. As nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. Don’t forget sun protection (hat, glasses and sunscreen) and your swim suit! Some common activities can be organized if you want to, so please feel free to take something special from your home country with you (food, recipes, stories or dances)! European Union citizens must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.
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