Project Details

Code: JR18/203
Start date: 09 jul 2018
End date: 28 jul 2018
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Country: France
State: Chessy
Airport: París-Charles de Gaulle
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 30


Enthusiasts for nature and french language, take note! Come and discover the captivating region of Pierres Dorées through a variety of cultural and environmental activities on this workcamp! This summer, the three neighbor towns of Chatillon d’Azergues, Le Bois d’Oingt and Chessy-les- Mines will welcome their 8th international workcamp in a row, in this pretty country located between Lyon and the famous Beaujolais region! Young locals from the association Cap Générations (a social center), will participate in working on this French- speaking workcamp. Please note: the main conversation language in this workcamp will be French. More information about Cap Générations:

Work And Activities

Take a deep breath of fresh air with Cap Générations! Your volunteers’ team will take part in various types of outdoor. The first mission will be to carry on the renovation of a dry stone wall in Châtillon d’Azergues village, started during the last summer workcamp. You will have the opportunity to learn this technique thanks to the specialists that will be happy to lead you on the working site. The second part will be dedicated to the arrangement of the municipal park of Bois d’Oingt, a beautiful “rose village” in the heart of Beaujolais vineyards: with the help of local youngsters and volunteers, you will participate in the creation of a green spot for public use in the village center. Your mission: the maintenance of biodiversity by landscaping actions in the park. This project is very important for the inhabitants who decided for it together with their representatives; for you it will be a good opportunity to establish contact with French speakers and to actively participate in the local dynamic! The work will take place every morning (4 - 5 hours per day, 5 days a week).

Accommodation And Food

This is a project for camping lovers! The former Chessy-les- Mines camp site, which will be your accommodation place, is situated halfway between the two workcamp towns and offers an ideal situation near the village center, perfect for guitar nights and outdoor bbq! Tents and mattresses will be provided by Jeunesse et Reconstruction; Attention: cold nights in the tents please don’t forget to bring a warm sleeping bag and clothes! A kitchen, toilets and showers will be reserved at your disposal in the ancient camping house. The meals will be cooked together, culinary specialities from your home country and your favourite recipe to share with everybody will be more than appreciated! Every volunteer will participate in the domestic chores (cooking, dish washing, cleaning…). Careful: we will not be able to host you if you arrive before the starting date, and if
you stay after!


Located 40 km away from Lyon, the Region of Oingt its vineyards filled landscapes, is called the “small Beaujolais Toscana”. You will have the chance to iscover it through diverse activities! Possible leisure and cultural activities during the camp: visits of the villages and wine cellars of Beaujolais, trip to the city of Lyon, French national day festivities (fireworks), meetings with the locals, shared meals, biking, meetings with other international workcamp, river swimming…But above all, many cultural and linguistic exchanges: do not forget to bring your board games, musical
instruments, culinary specialties or favorite recipes and photos of your home country in order to share your culture with the inhabitants and the other volunteers. For more information you can watch this video (in French) about Le Bois d’Oingt:


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