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CONCF-040 FRANCIA ALLEGRE RENO 07/08/2020 21/08/2020

ALLEGRE – Renovation of medieval alleyways | CONCF-040 | 2020-08-07 - 2020-08-21 | RENO | Age: 18 - 99

 

Allegre is a small rural town with a very rich historical heritage. It is located at an altitude of 1,000 meters, where the remains of a classified castle overlook the village. The village is crossed by old pedestrian alleys, called "Charreyrons" by locals. For 10 summers, international volunteers have been taking turns to renovate these alleyways and the remains of the castle. This year we invite you to renovate the pavement of a “charreyron". Local celebrations, meals with the inhabitants and the discovery of the region will be on your schedule.

Work: This year we will organize the twelfth workcamp in Allegre which aims to renovate the medieval alleys of this beautiful town with superb views of the landscape! You will be renovating the pavements reconstruction of a “Charreyron” (path) in the middle of the village. For this purpose, a technical leader will always work by your side. You will remove the existing cover layer and replace it by “trifous” (local round stones) laid side by side, on a soil layer. This traditional technique gives a beautiful aesthetic result. Youll spend about 30 hours a week on this site, the goal is to achieve the longest length in two weeks. This workcamp promotes autonomy: the work will get easier and easier for you, you will work more and more quickly alongside other volunteers. It will be a very enriching experience!

Accomodation and food: Allegre’s school, located in the centre of the village, will be made available to your group. You will sleep on mattresses on the floor, in three classrooms on the first floor. On the ground floor you will use the fully-equipped kitchen and a large activity room for socializing. Showers and toilets are also on site. 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. Wi-Fi available in the village.

Location: ALLEGRE

Location and Leisure: Allegre is a small town located in the Haute-Loire County in the Auvergne region, 30 km north of Le-Puy-en-Velay city. It is a village located in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez, with picturesque alleyways and red roofed houses, built on the slopes of an extinct volcano, the "Mont Bar". From the preserved ruins of the Castle at the top end of the village you can overlook hundreds of kilometres of countryside! You will have the chance to go swimming in lakes, attend local celebrations and take part in outdoor leisure activities. For more information visit: http://www.mairie-allegre.com and https://www.lepuyenvelay-tourisme.fr/

Train/Bus station: Darsac train station

Requirements:

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 0

Bring work clothes, walking boots and a backpack. Nights can be chilly, so bring warm clothes and a good sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Allegre by foot and 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.