Let’s renovate the church

Project Details

Code: CONCF-128
Start date: 07 jul 2017
End date: 28 jul 2017
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Theme: RENO
Country: France
State: Riscle
Airport: Toulouse or Paris.
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99


Riscle, a small dynamic village situated in the Gers opens its doors this summer. It is a municipality in a very charming frame, part of the vineyard of Côtes-de-Saint-Mont, fruit of a protected heritage. The municipality counted five churches. The most known, the Gothic Church Saint-Peter dating from the XIIth century, is classified as "Historic Monument" since 1974 with its monumental staircase and its golden wooden statue, which was offered in 1638 by Anne of Austria queen of France. Nevertheless, this Church doesn't outshine the others. This summer Concordia will restore one of them dating from1850. A small discreet church, situated at the exit of the village is asking for our attention.

Work And Activities

You will clean and protect the walls of this small church and its sacristy, invaded by the ivy. You will rehabilitate the wall of the sacristy using traditional techniques of masonry. You will rebuild the roof of the church which was never finished and put a framework. These works will allow the completion of this building that is long-awaited by the population.

Accommodation And Food

You will be accommodated under tents around a gymnasium with access to cloakrooms, toilets and showers as well as a kitchen and a place for daily life. It is situated 1 km from the work place. You will participate in the preparation of meals giving advantage to local and seasonal products.


Riscle, 1829 inhabitants, is situated in the valley of Adour surrounded by three departments: Landes, Pyrénées Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrénées. From the village, you will enjoy the view of the Pyrenees. In addition to the hikes, you can visit the cities of Mont-de-Marsan, Pau and Tarbes that are close by. Although it is a small municipality, Riscle does not miss energy thanks to an active associative life, which offers multiple activities all year round to its inhabitants. In particular in the summer, the evening called "Eating in the banks of the Adour" with meal, conviviality and fireworks. Too warm? Nothing better than the leisure center of Plaisance du Gers situated close by. The Gers being the department of wine and Armagnac, you will not miss opportunities to visit vineyards nearby or also for example the Castle of the Terms of Armagnac. The Gers is waiting for you!


Bring working clothes, gloves and shoes (if possible waterproof in case of rain). Take both light and warm clothes. Bring a warm sleeping bag and trekking shoes. Do not hesitate to bring specialties from home, photos, games, music instruments