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CONCF-130 FRANCIA Gazax-et-Baccarisse, France RENO 08/08/2018 22/08/2018

Code: CONCF-130

Name: BACCARISSE – A church into the wild


Dates: 08/08 - 22/08/18

Type: RENO

Age: 15-17

Come to discover the small village of Gazax-et- Barccarisse, in the deep countryside of Gascogne region, cradle of the famous musketeer D’Artagnan. An ideal workcamp for nature lovers! This year we shall intervene on the church of Baccarisse, registered as a historical monument by the local patrimony authorities. We can ensure you that the encounter between locals and
volunteers will be as friendly as it gets! You will be thrilled by the cheerful atmosphere of this typical small village of south-west France! Culinary specialties, hiking on the circuits of castles and ancient fortified towns (or “bastides”), the lake of Lupiac nearby, the medieval villages, the popular
ballrooms, the city of Auch and so on.

The coating of the church outer walls is old and we can observe a global degradation of the structure. One of the walls is also severely damaged. You will have to entirely redo the lime coating.

Accommodation and food:
You will be accommodated in tents on a ground of the municipality. A few meters away from there, you will have at disposal a kitchen, toilets, showers and a large room for collective life. In shifts, you will participate in the preparation of meals and assume the chores(cleaning, groceries, etc.). We will promote as much as possible the purchase of local and seasonal products.

Location and leisure activities:
Gazax-et- Bacarisse is a small village of 90 inhabitants situated 40 minutes away from the city of Auch in the Gers region. You will discover the great historic center of Auch and the numerous typical villages often listed as exceptional floral towns. To be noted: the city of Lupiac, place of birth of the famous d’Artagnan of the 3 musketeers, and its lake at 20 km from the workcamp. Located not far from Marciac city, you will have the opportunity to go to its famous jazz festival “Jazz in
Marciac”, or to the medieval festival of Lupiac. You’ll also enjoy the associative bar nearby Baccarisse with concerts, theater plays, and its festival “Montesquiou on the rock”!

And let’s not forget the most beautiful gastronomic surprises of the Southwest!
Special requirements and remarks: Bring working clothes and shoes (waterproof if possible, in case of rain). Bring a warm sleeping bag and a good camping mat (for sleeping in the tent); nights can be chilly and wet. Tents will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Do not hesitate to bring activities from home,
such as photos, games, musical instruments, food etc. And don’t forget your swimming suit; you may need it!

Foreigners from the European Union must bring their personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and all participants must bring their insurance certificate. If health issues arise during the program, volunteers will need to cover all costs; they will be reimbursed upon their return to their home country.


Meeting point:
Auch train station.

Closest airport:
Toulouse, Bordeaux or Paris

165 €