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CONCF-215 FRANCIA OPPEDE RENO,ENVI 04/08/2021 25/08/2021

COBBLED WAY & DRY-STONE IN PROVENCE | CONCF-215 | 2021-08-04 - 2021-08-25 | RENO,ENVI | Age: 15 - 17

 

Oppède is a medieval commune with a very rich heritage; some places are designed national heritage sites. Very dynamic and invested in the development of its town and its historical and natural heritage, several projects are currently underway in the village. If most of Oppède’s inhabitants moved in the valley 100 years ago, the old village’s site is steeped in history, with its medieval houses, its cobbled streets and its listed heritage. This is the first year of a partnership with the commune of Oppède, we expect it will last as many years as possible. Thanks to your commitment on our project we will have the chance to restore and enhance this magnificent site together for the benefit of the population and tourists.

Work: Get involved in the heritage of Oppède project, a magnificent medieval village of Luberon. For dry-stone and nature lovers! With an exceptional heritage, Oppède is very committed into its old village preservation; located on its rocky peak, the old village has an overlook on the Calavon valley and the Combrès gorges. Come and restore a beautiful cobbled path and dry-stone walls in a tree-filled park. The work here is divided between two remarkable sites, the village center and the Sainte Cécile terraced garden, with: - Rebuilding a cobbled way to the heart of the village (clean and restore the path made of stones) over a length of 20 meters. - Restoring and retaining dry-stone wall - Building dry-stone stairs to give an access between the terraced gardens

Accomodation and food: You will be accommodated in tents on a site with access to a building for collective daily life, showers, toilets and meals. Remember to bring your camping mat or air mattress and your sleeping bag. You will share the different collective tasks and prepare meals together. A budget will be allocated to the workcamp leaders, you will participate in the grocery shopping and the preparation of the meals, favoring healthy and local products. From Monday to Friday, lunch will be provided by the local community center.

Location: OPPEDE

Location and Leisure: Part of the Luberon Natural Park, Oppède is located in the Vaucluse department. At the heart of this preserved natural area, you will find an exceptional geography and heritage where the old village overlooks the valley on three sides, possessing a wonderful panorama open on the Sainte Cecile terraces, the Vaucluse mounts, and further away the Ventoux Mount. The old village is located a few kilometers away from the city of Cavaillon, but also from the picturesque villages of Cabrières d’Avignon, Gordes, Fontaine de Vaucluse and l’Isle sur la Sorgue. Leisure activities: - Visits and walks in the nearby villages - Swimming in streams and rivers - Hiking - Sport, traditional balls game called « pétanque » etc. - Participation in the village festivities

Train/Bus station: MARSEILLE AIRPORT

Requirements:

Language: eng,fra

Extra Fee: 200 ECU

Remember to bring clothes and shoes for work and hiking. Nights can be cold, so bring a sleeping bag for cold weather. To avoid mosquito bites, remember to bring mosquito repellent and long-sleeves and covering clothes for the evenings. As we are in an area where it can be very warm during the day, bring a hat or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, a small backpack and water bottles. For the public events, you can bring a few traditional things from home that are easy to carry with you. 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.