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SJ/TEEN29 FRANCIA Varaignes, north of the Dordogne. ENVI,RENO 10/07/2021 24/07/2021

THE RIVER MOTOR FORCES 1 | SJ/TEEN29 | 2021-07-10 - 2021-07-24 | ENVI,RENO | Age: 15 - 17


The municipality of Varaignes invites you to discover the territory of the Périgord Nord through these aquatic environments and in particular these mills and other norias which punctuate these rivers. For more than twenty years, it has been welcoming classes and groups with the local CPIE to help them discover the many human inventions that make it possible to exploit the driving force of water and their different uses through a park of models. These models are aging and will be the main object of your mornings on the construction site to give them a facelift. You will also participate in the rehabilitation of the small local heritage by intervening occasionally on dry stone walls, wash houses and other witnesses of the region s vernacular heritage. Festivals, night markets, village festivals will punctuate the summer and you will have to work with local volunteers for their implementation. You will discover the sense of welcoming the population and the charm of the landscapes and heritage, by organizing your program of activities with the other volunteers, the other groups received and the animators.

Work: The main project will focus on the rehabilitation of the mill models, replacement of defective parts, sanding and cleaning of the pieces of wood too worn by the sun and the cleaning of the whole to give a second life to this park. You will also be brought one or two mornings a week to intervene on the heritage of the town, especially on its release and its development, as well as on the preparation of local events such as market, festivals ... Worksite in the mornings and discoveries of surroundings and collective life in the afternoons.

Accomodation and food: You will be welcomed at the village stadium, with access to sanitary facilities and a kitchen. Sleeping in tents, mattresses provided.

Location: Varaignes, north of the Dordogne.

Location and Leisure: Swimming, canoeing, site visits, meeting with locals, circus and theater workshops, ...

Train/Bus station: Angoulême


Language: eng,fra

Extra Fee: 200 EUR