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SJ/ESC11 FRANCIA Le Glaizil RENO 29/06/2020 19/07/2020

TRACING THE STEPS OF THE DUKE OF LESDIGUIERES | SJ/ESC11 | 2020-06-29 - 2020-07-19 | RENO | Age: 18 - 30

Do you want to participate in the protection of a historic site in the heart of idyllic mountain landscapes? Join us and come discover the castle of Lesdiguières and its natural setting at an altitude of 1140 metres! The Duke of Lesdiguières, the last Constable of France, is a military figure known for his participation in the Wars of Religion and for his involvement in the construction and development of roads, bridges and dikes against flooding in the region. He had this castle built between 1571 and 1580, which was abandoned after his death. It was looted during the French Revolution. The castle is listed in the supplementary inventory of Historic Monuments in 1978. In 2000, the "Château de Lesdiguières" association was created with the aim of safeguarding the historical, architectural and cultural memory of the building. Since 2010, the various works that we have been organising on this site are aimed at securing and reinforcing the existing walls, but also at enhancing its value.

Work: Since 2018, we have been working on the reinforcement of the masonry of an escarpment wall (defence wall). With time and bad weather, this wall has suffered some damage and its stones are coming loose. With the help of the technical supervisor, we will work with old techniques and materials (such as lime). At certain times, we will work at height, using scaffolding. You will work around 30 hours per week.

Accomodation and food: In tents at the "La Pra" campsite in Saint Firmin, located at the entrance to the Valgaudemar valley. On the campsite, you will spend a quiet stay in a mountainous and exceptional green setting. You will have access to facilities such as toilets, barbecue, petanque ground, WIFI. We will set up a large kitchen tent in order to prepare our meals. The preparation of the meals is done in turn, so that you can taste several specialities! Here, we pay attention to what we eat, to reduce our impact on the planet, we try to eat a maximum of local products and we eat meat twice a week. Collective life is organized together: organization of menus, shopping, activities, etc.

Location: Le Glaizil

Location and Leisure: Location: The workcamp is located in the village of Glaizil and the campsite in the village of St Firmin (about 20 min by car). In the village of Saint Firmin there are some small shops and we are about 15 km from Saint Bonnet en Champsaur and 30 km from Gap. Once or twice a week, we organize with our vehicles some shopping outings! Leisure activities: In the heart of the Ecrins National Park, between the Valgaudemar, Champsaur and Dévoluy valleys. Your eyes will never cease to be amazed by this exceptional environment! You can discover the pleasures of hiking in the mountains, its rivers and lakes, farmers and producers markets, and festive evenings organised in the surrounding villages (depending on the programme). As a group, you will decide which activities and discovery outings you wish to organise (subject to distance).

Train/Bus station: Closest train station: Gap (05000).

Requirements: This project is organized under the frame of European Solidarity Corps. It is reserved for European participants or volunteers coming from EU neighbouring countries. Travel costs will be covered and pocket money will be provided

Language: eng,fra

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