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CONCF-091 FRANCIA GRACAY RENO 07/08/2020 28/08/2020

GRACAY – DISCOVERING HERITAGE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE | CONCF-091 | 2020-08-07 - 2020-08-28 | RENO | Age: 18 - 99


Gracay is a rural commune located on the edge of the department of Cher with an interesting building heritage. In the middle Ages, the village was an important seigneury with fortified monuments. There are several monuments remaining today, some of which are classified as Historic Monuments, including a very old dolmen dating from the Neolithic period.

Work: Concordia already had the opportunity to invest in heritage in this village of character a few years ago. Between 2005 and 2010, the municipality called Concordia for the restoration of the 13th century ramparts, the emblematic heritage of the commune. Workcamps took place over several summer seasons to renovate the upper part of the ramparts to prevent stone falls. This year, you will take part in the restoration of an old wash-house using traditional masonry techniques (building work). Your mission will be to clear the basin and rebuild the edges of the basin with local stones.

Accomodation and food: You will be accommodated in tents in the village camping. You will have access to the toilets and changing rooms of the camping, you will share the various collective tasks and prepare meals together under a big tent equipped with a kitchenette. A budget will be allocated to the group leader. You will participate in the shopping and the preparation of dishes, giving priority to healthy and local products. You will have the opportunity to get fruits and vegetables from local producers.

Location: GRACAY

Location and Leisure: Gracay (1500 inhabitants) is located in the department of Cher in the Centre-Val de Loire region, 50 km from Bourges (capital of the department). It is a commune in the countryside with a privileged setting for outdoor activities. You can discover the marshes of Fouzon, an exceptional natural site, and enjoy leisure activities at the nautical centre.

Train/Bus station: Vierzon train station


Language: eng

Extra Fee: 0

Workcamp will take place in a rural area. For practical and ecological reasons, travel between the accommodation and the work site will be on foot. Remember to bring gloves, clothing and shoes suitable for outdoor work. Don t forget to bring a sleeping bag, a floor mat, summer and rain clothes, a bathing suit and toiletries. You can bring board games, a musical instrument or any other object you wish to share with the group. 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 on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.