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SJ05 FRANCIA Clausonne RENO 28/05/2018 07/06/2018

HISTORICAL WANDERINGS IN CLAUSONNE ABBEY 1 | SJ05 | 2018-05-28 - 2018-06-07 | RENO | Age: 18 - 90


Let s discover the Clausonne Abbey, a former hamlet situated at 1140 meters of altitude! You will take part to the valorization project of a place that is classified as Historical Monument. Today, only the remnants of this 12th century building are found as the abbey was destroyed, burnt, rebuilt and finally used as a farm and school in the 19th century. Clausonne remains, however, a remarkable site, sharing the beauty of the wildness that surrounds it: situated in the heart of a vast «circus» of mountains, the abbey became the route point for numerous hikers that visit the Haute vallée of Maraize. Thus, rather than letting the vegetation once again cover the ruins of Clausonne, 20 years ago, the inhabitants of Saix founded an association in order to highlight and maintain this site. Progressively, thanks to numerous international workcamps that have worked there, this place lives again and is currently open from April to October.

Work: In 2018, the work will concern the accessibility of the site and its visibility for hikers. You will highlight the vestiges of the pit by clearing and securing existing walls. You will make a path in the abbeys vestige and will discover the technical creation of a pebble way. You will also participate in the preservation of the carved stone.

Accomodation and food: In dorms you will share with 3 to 8 people at the Faï farm. You will share this place with other volunteers from others workcamps. You will take care of the collective life (preparation of menus and meals with local products, cleaning…) http://www.villagesdesjeunes.org/index.php?page=fai

Location: Clausonne

Location and Leisure: Clausonne, 5km from the village of Saix, 30km from Gap, 200km from Marseille. Located in a remarkable natural environment, Clausonne is an exceptional place to discover the pleasures of mountain hiking and life in a rural area, with its local markets and producers. In the evenings, at the Ferme du Faï, you will be able to organise games, international meals and project movies. During the workcamp, touristic outings to discover the towns and villages of the region may also be organized.

Train/Bus station: Veynes Dévoluy train station (05400). Access through the train stations of Valence TGV, Valence ville, Grenoble or Marseille Saint Charles.


Language: eng,fra

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