Incredible landscape in the Pyrenees

Project Details

Code: CONCF-131
Start date: 07 jul 2017
End date: 28 jul 2017
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Category: ENVIRONMENTAL
Theme: ENVI, RENO
Country: France
State: Aulon
Airport: Tarbes – Lourdes or Toulouse – Blagnac Airport.
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

A group of stone houses perched in the green mountains; the ringing of the bells of the sheeps, the pure fresh air of the heights touching your face; welcome in the charming small village of Aulon, which welcomes you with to the sound of the bells of its Romanic church from the XVIth century, the sound of the water pouring directly from the mountains to come the wash houses, or the sound of the friendliness in which the Aulonais live

Work And Activities

You will have to rehabilitate the wash house situated a few meters away from the heart of the village, degraded by an avalanche a few years ago. An important beam is in very poor condition, it will be necessary to change it so that the roof of the wash house does not collapse. You will also reorganize its surroundings for the visitors to take a break and enjoy the landscape.

Accommodation And Food

You will be accommodated under tents, with access to cloakrooms, toilets, shower and the kitchen of the rural home. You will participate in the preparation of the meals and will favour the use of local products

Place

Municipality of Pyrenees situated in Bigorre area, in the valley of Aure and 8km from Arreau historic capital of the valley, Aulon has a lot to offer! It is situated around cities already very active such as Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Vielle-Aure and Saint-Lary-Soulan. Numerous hiking paths are waiting for you to discover the magnificent and dense Regional Natural Reserve of Aulon. Take your shoes!

Requirements

Bring working clothes and shoes (waterproof if possible, in case of rain). Bring a warm sleeping bag and a good camping mat (sleeping under tent), nights are sometimes fresh and wet. Tents will be provided but you can also bring your own. Do not hesitate to bring specialties from home, photos, games, music instruments, etc. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring their 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 then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

Language

English