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CONCF-039 FRANCIA CAYRES RENO 07/08/2020 21/08/2020

CAYRES – Restoration of a bread oven in a village | CONCF-039 | 2020-08-07 - 2020-08-21 | RENO | Age: 18 - 99


The municipality would like to develop the main village and enhance its small heritage. The remarkable feature is an old bread oven, currently in a state of complete degradation. Restoring this oven will bring international volunteers and local inhabitants’ energies together. This is the first international workcamp in Cayres, the inhabitants are waiting for you impatiently! Local celebrations, meals with the inhabitants and the discovery of the region will be on your schedule as well.

Work: Since the Middle Ages in France, in every village, the bread oven had a very important role: it was used to make crispy bread and bring people together! Take part in the restoration work to revive the bread oven “Four des Rivets” in the village of Cayres! A few centuries back in time, weekly alternately, a family was making the bread dough which was then baked in the oven. When the cooking is finished, the smell and taste of bread baked over a wood fire was incomparable! The inhabitants of Cayres wish to restore their bread oven, in order to be able to use it again at village parties and meetings. You will start the restoration of the old bread oven of the village. The municipality will have cleared the oven and sorted stones beforehand. With the assistance of a technical leader, you will start rebuilding the walls and make sure the vault of the oven is preserved.

Accomodation and food: You will be accommodated at the “Domaine des Volcans”. You will be divided into several holiday cottages in the middle of nature, 500 meters from the village. Each cottage can accommodate 5 people and is furnished with two bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a living room. You will also have at your disposal a large communal living room with an equipped kitchen. You can eat outside. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and local producers. Free WIFI in the village.

Location: CAYRES

Location and Leisure: Cayres is a small town located in the department of Haute-Loire, in the region of Auvergne, 17 km north from the city Le-Puy-en-Velay. The village is located close to the natural river of the Allier, in the Cayres-Pradelles Country, a territory comprising natural spaces and unique heritage. You can enjoy the heated swimming pool, sports fields, petanque and table tennis of the “Domaine des Volcans”. You can also swim in the lake of Bouchet, hike up to beautiful viewpoints, discover the Gorges of Allier and visit the city of Puy-en-Velay (UNESCO world heritage). The summer festivals will also bring special energy to your camp!

Train/Bus station: Puy-en-Velay train station


Language: eng

Extra Fee: 0

Bring work clothes, walking boots and a backpack. Bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Saint-Vincent by foot, by car or by minibus. 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 happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country. For more information visit: https://www.gorges-allier.com/pays-de-cayres-pradelles and https://www.lepuyenvelay-tourisme.fr/