Project Details

Code: JR18/205
Start date: 08 jul 2018
End date: 23 jul 2018
Term: Medium Term (15 days to 1 Month)
Category: SOCIAL
Theme: RENO, SOCI
Country: France
State: Montelimar
Airport: París-Charles de Gaulle
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 30

Description

Attention all architectural heritage lovers! A great workcamp is organised, with historical discoveries and friendly meetings. Located in Viviers, splendid little town in Ardèche near the Rhône river, the CICP (International center of construction and patrimony) is an association which is very active in the promotion of the region’s heritage. The association’s volunteers refurbish and animate several historical sites, especially a large dwelling from the Renaissance period located in the city center and a former worker’s housing. In partnership with Viviers town hall, workcamps took place these past 3 years. Viviers and the CICP decided to welcome again an international team from the association Jeunesse et Reconstruction. Local people will take part in this project and will be happy to make you discover their city and its surroundings. For information about Viviers : http://www.marie-viviers.fr/fr; about the CICP : http://www/cicp-viviers.com/fr

Work And Activities

Your international team will work with local volunteers, younger or older, on the two historical sites which do Viviers proud. If you are attracted by construction and architecture, this workcamp is made for you! You will do stone work and stone cutting work, in a protected area alongside the knight’s house, which is a splendid dwelling from the Renaissance. Your work will concern an arch, a window and a façade, to enhance it (for this a scaffold will be used with a specialist). You will also work on the site of a former working-class area called « Cité Lafarge » in order to clean a room which eventually could be used to show the way of living in the 1900’s . Two people specialized in stone work will also share their technical and historic knowledge. You will work every morning, 4 to 5 hours a day and 5 days a week. Do not forget to bring good clothes and solid and closed shoes to work!

Accommodation And Food

You will be hosted in the city center, in a building with kitchen, shower, WC. For you to sleep, Jeunesse and Reconstruction will provide mattresses to be put on the floor, but do not forget to bring your sleeping bag, and bed sheet! The meals will be cooked together, and you will be asked to do the domestic chores (cooking, dish washing, cleaning…). Don’t forget to bring ingredients and recipes from your country to show your country’s gastronomy to the other volunteers and the inhabitants. Careful: we will not be able to host you if you arrive before the starting date or of you stay after! If necessary, there is a campsite, at your expense: Camping Rochecondrie, RD 86 07220 VIVIERS - 00 33 4 75 52 74 66

Place

Viviers is a beautiful city of 4.000 inhabitants and overlooks the Rhône Valley. It has an important architectural heritage and a very good and warm weather. You will have the opportunity to share a lot of meetings with local population and young people concerned by their patrimony. Cultural discoveries and good atmosphere are surely guaranteed! Special evenings and meals will be organised during the workcamp. Along
with the local volunteers, you will discover the region: visits of the old city and historical sites of the surroundings, markets, hiking, kayaking of the Ardèche river, nautical base … The local people are very enthusiastic to welcome international volunteers, therefore we are expecting volunteers who are willing to exchange! You will be asked to organise a big international meal for the inhabitants during your stay, do not
forget to bring food but also recipes from your country, photos, little objects, costumes, etc…in order to spread your traditions and culture! More information about Viviers: http://www.mairie-viviers.fr/fr/; and the CICP : http://www.cicp-viviers.com/fr/

Language

English and French