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CHATEAUDOUBLE 2 – Restoring the calades | CONCF-215 | 2020-08-07 - 2020-08-21 | RENO,CULT | Age: 18 - 99


Chateaudouble is a medieval commune with a very rich heritage, some of which is listed. Very dynamic and invested in the development of its town and its historical and natural heritage, several projects are currently underway in the village. This is a first partnership with the commune of Chateaudouble which we hope will continue for several years! Our current project is part of a development plan for the plateau of Ste Anne, on the heights of the village, which will become an open-air theatre with stone terraces and dressing rooms for artists in the middle of old calades and dry stone walls as well as an old chapel. Our building site and your commitment will allow us to restore and enhance this magnificent site for the benefit of the population and tourists.

Work: Commit yourself to the heritage of Chateaudouble, a small typical medieval village from Provence region. For nature and heritage lovers! The commune is planning to create an open-air green theatre on an esplanade overlooking the village and its listed monuments with a magnificent unobstructed view. The place will host artists, concerts and many other events for the inhabitants and tourists, participating in the dynamism of the village. The site being vast, several restoration works are planned to vary the pleasures! - Restoration of dry-stone and built-stone walls - Restoration and enhancement of the pavement streets called “calades” (brushing, de-vegetation, putting stones back in place) - Edging

Accomodation and food: You will be accommodated on site in tents with access to a building for communal living, toilets and meals. Remember to bring your floor mat or air mattress and your sleeping bag. As we do not have a bathroom on site, we will install solar showers. You will share the different collective tasks and prepare meals together. A budget will be allocated to the animators and you will participate in the shopping and the preparation of the meals, favouring healthy and local products.


Location and Leisure: A real eagles nest, from where it overlooks the Nartuby gorges in the upper Var, Chateaudouble has retained its authentic medieval appearance. Chateaudouble takes its name from the presence of two castles in the Middle Ages, each of them located on a bank of the Nartuby. Only the remains of the Tower, a square keep, dating from the 12th century, which overlooks the village, remain today. Perched on its narrow plateau, Chateaudouble is a village that invites you to nonchalant discovery of its alleys, wandering between the houses and climbing up to the ruins of the castle, on the plateau of Ste Anne. Leisure activities: - Visits and walks in the village - Swimming in streams and gorges - Hiking - Sport, petanque etc. (We will try to organize an introductory climbing trip or an adventure course with a local association). - Participation in the village festivities As the commune is isolated with little public transport, the vast majority of leisure activities will take place on site.

Train/Bus station: Arcs-Draguignan train station


Language: eng,fra

Extra Fee: 0

Remember to bring clothes and shoes for work and hiking. Nights can be cool, so bring a good warm sleeping bag. To avoid mosquito bites, remember to bring mosquito repellent and loose, covering clothes for the evenings. As we are in an area where it can be very hot during the day, bring a hat or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, a small backpack and water bottles. For the public meals and the open house, you can bring a few specialities from home that are easy to carry with you. The village having no public transportation and being far from the meeting point, it is important that you plan to arrive the latest in the afternoon at the meeting point (Arcs-Draguignan train station). It is imperative to be on time at the meeting point that will be written in the infosheet (sent one month before the camp start)!