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CESSENON-SUR-ORB – An old mill and a natural area to protect | CONCF-272 | 2018-07-11 - 2018-07-25 | RENO,ENVI | Age: 15 - 17


Come and discover a great biodiversity in this territory while renovating an old mill! According to the politic of protection of the ENS (Natural Sensitive Area), the department of Herault want to restore and secure the old mill of Reals. This project has a significant impact on the biodiversity, indeed, this mill could be occupied by heritage species of bats such as the “Rhinolophe and murins with ears indented” (construction of a “chiroptiere”: shelter for bats). This wonderful characteristic area of the South of France can bring you heat, happiness and a lot of satisfaction!

Work: You will continue the restoration of the mill, started last year, with the support of the technical leader. You will remove the vegetation and rebuild the mill’s wall using traditional masonry.

Accomodation and food: You will be accommodated under tents in the municipal camping of Cessenon-sur-Orb, with an access to toilets and showers. Tents will be provided but you can bring your own if you want. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes using good products from the market and local producers.


Location and Leisure: Cessenon-sur-Orb, located along the Orb river, between the sea and the mountains, is one of the oldest city of the Languedoc. The city is very close to the Mediterranean Sea (35km) and the old medieval cities of Narbonne (35km) and Beziers (20km). The nautical centre of Reals is a privileged place for water sports. In the city of Cessenon-sur-Orb, you can visit the tile factory Riche, the Chapel Saint-Anne or the prehistoric dolmens. You can also enjoy one of the cultural tours organized by the city. You will be surrounded by nature which is perfect for any kind of sports; it will also allow you to visit the marble quarry and the eucalyptus forest. More information: http://www.cessenon.fr/

Train/Bus station: Bus station « College/Centre » in Cessenon-sur-Orb.

Requirements: For the work, please bring gardening gloves, working clothes and closed shoes. As the night can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. Don’t forget your protections against the sun (hat, glasses, sunscreen…) and your swim suit! Some shared times could be organized if you want, so please feel free to bring some cultural material in your bag (food, recipes, stories or dances)! Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a 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: eng

Extra Fee: 165 EUR

Meeting point: Bus station « College/Centre » in Cessenon-sur-Orb. Closest airport: Montpellier, Marseille or Paris.