Project Details

Code: JR18/209
Start date: 02 jul 2018
End date: 21 jul 2018
Term: Medium Term (15 days to 1 Month)
Category: SOCIAL
Country: France
State: Valence ville
Airport: París-Charles de Gaulle
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 30


Between the Vercors mountains and the Provence region, the pretty village of Etoile sur Rhône will welcome an international workcamp like every summer for more than 40 years! Thousands of volunteers have participated through the years in the renovation of the paved alleys and historical monuments of the village, which has a rich cultural heritage. You will be delighted by the Drôme Valley: people interested in cultural history will not
regret coming here. You can also be part of this adventure! 498

Work And Activities

The volunteers will continue work started last summer in the village: renovation of low walls, old steps and stone planters. The work will be directed by a technical supervisor: total removal of existing stones on the old walls, disbursement of the land, preparation of the ground and assembly of walls with local stones. In order to protect the low walls from the pressure of the earth on this terraced site, concrete irons will consolidate the foundations.

Accommodation And Food

You will be staying in the Pénitents chapel located in Etoile-sur- Rhône’s town centre! Refurbished by previous international volunteers, this building is now comfortable: there are dorms, toilets and showers, a shared kitchen and a huge communal lounge for spending time with other volunteers (ping pong table available)! A washing machine will be made available to the volunteers. Each volunteer will participate in everyday household tasks (cleaning, doing the dishes…). Meals will be prepared in groups : feel free to bring culinary specialities from your home country and your favourite recipe to share with everybody ! We cannot take care of you if you arrive before the starting date of the project, or if you stay after.


Located 10 km south of Valence, in the Drôme department, Etoile (5000 inhabitants) is a town which overhangs the Rhône valley. Its village, at the heart of an enclosure of the 15th century, reveals an architectural heritage of quality: church, apparent-stone houses, chapel and castle. As for its countryside, it is characterized by much diversified landscapes (edge of river – Rhône and Véore -, agricultural and fruit- bearing zones, hills and woods). The teenagers of the MJC will be happy to share leisure activities with you (sports, visits…) and some other local organization as well : Lake festival at Etoile and national day on 14th of July, meeting with other workcamps. Other possible free time activities: excursion to discover the Vercors mountains, visit of nearby cities (Crest, Montélimar, Valence...) and their specialities : manufacture of Nougat, olive oil…More information :