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SJ/TEEN41 FRANCIA ColyStAmand... ARCH 28/07/2023 11/08/2023

The ruins of the abbey castle 2 | SJ/TEEN41 | 2023-07-28 - 2023-08-11 | ARCH | Age: 15 - 17

On the outskirts of an imposing abbey or in the revenue room of the castle, you will walk in the footsteps of archaeologists from the beginning of the 20th century while being attentive to all the little witnesses of the past that may have escaped them at the time. Hidden in the hollow of a green valley, the municipality of Coly St Amand is located in the heart of the Périgord Noir, a territory rich in history composed of two former municipalities that have decided to gather. We will contribute to bringing these former separate territories together. The ruins of the abbey castle in Coly, a testimony to the valley s rich past, preserve beautiful architectural elements (bread oven, vaulted room...) and beautiful secrets remain to be revealed. The abbey of St Amand is proof of the power of the church on this territory throughout the Middle Ages.

Work: After several clearing workcamps on the castle, we arrive this year to the historical layers of the ground. For the first year, we will also work around the abbey of St Amand. Managed by an archaeologist, you will work on the revelation of the past centuries. Festivals, night markets, village festivals will be held throughout the summer, and you will work with local volunteers to set them up. You will work in the mornings: there will be physical work of disbursement (shovels, pickaxes, wheelbarrow), careful excavation (trowels, brushes...) and consolidation work, trail maintenance and itinerary creation, clearing and pruning. You will have the opportunity to discover many aspects of manual work.

Accomodation and food: You will be hosted at the municipal stadium. You will sleep in tents; mattresses will be provided. A covered dining area with a kitchen is reserved for you, where in turns you can prepare good meals.

Location: ColyStAmand

Location and Leisure: Coly St Amand is located in Périgord Noir, 10 km from the Lascaux caves, between Périgueux and Brive. Leisure activities: By organizing your program of activities with the other volunteers, the other groups, and the animation team, you will discover the hospitality of the population, the charm of the landscapes and local heritage.

Airport: BOD

Train/Bus station: Condat-Le Lardin station

Let s meet at Condat-Le Lardin station in the end of the afternoon.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 200 EUR