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SJ/TEEN69 FRANCIA Béruges RENO 13/07/2018 03/08/2018

IN THE HEART OF THE EXCEPTIONAL SITE OF BERUGES | SJ/TEEN69 | 2018-07-13 - 2018-08-03 | RENO | Age: 15 - 17


Formerly called the "Petite Suisse poitevine" the town of Béruges occupies a remarkable site overlooking the valley of the Boivre and has remains proto-historical, Gallo-Roman and Merovingian. A dynamic commune, today values ​​its archaeological and historical riches thanks to its archaeological garden where one can admire the Gallo-Roman vaults and lapidary elements. It also has an archeological museum testifying to the daily life of the past (ceramics, objects of toilets and ornaments, tools, elements) and proposes paths of discovery: ancient road, monumental Gallo-Roman wall, point of view. The town of Béruges wishes to renew its partnership with our organization, in order to host an international workcamp with the aim of continuing the renovation of Maison Bourdin, which destined to become a place of value for the community’s heritage.

Work: Supervised by a technical expert, specialized in stone cutting and the delegate for the safeguarding and enhancement of the heritage of the town, you will work on the restoration of the house Bourdin. More particularly on the walls surrounding the house’s garden which face the archaeological garden. You will perform traditional masonry work: de-jointing, joining with lime mortar and traditional stone cutting.

Accomodation and food: In tents, in the garden of the former presbytery in the heart of the town. Food will be provided and volunteers will take turns to prepare the meals.

Location: Béruges

Location and Leisure: Béruges, 12 km from Poitiers. Leisure activities: The volunteers of the association of the Friends of Béruges and the inhabitants will accompany you in discovering the town’s historical and archaeological richness as well as its surroundings which are full of ancient and troglodyte sites. Outings will be organized based the local youth’s normal activities (cinema, shows, outdoor activities ...) During leisure time, you will participate in local festivities, night markets, you can also visit major cities such as La Rochelle or Poitiers and discover the theme park Futuroscope.

Train/Bus station: Poitiers train station (86000)


Language: eng,fra

Extra Fee: 150 EUR