06.08. - 27.08.2021
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For the fifth consecutive year, the commune of Quillan wishes to renew an international work camp during the summer. The volunteers from the local heritage associations are very committed and will support you on a daily basis in the work to be done. You will be wonderfully welcomed, as every year since the beginning of our partnership, by the elected representatives and the inhabitants of this small town!
*** VERSION EN FRANCAIS DISPONIBLE EN FIN DE DESCRIPTION *** *** French version at the end of the description *** Welcome to a land of myths and legends! We invite you to get involved in the development of Quillan's heritage.
The town has a rich historical heritage. You will be charmed by its castle, its narrow streets and its natural surroundings, which is ideal for cultural discovery and sharing.
The Cathars left behind them a culture and magnificent sites in the middle of the mountains. With this project, we invite you to discover this local heritage and to enhance its small 12th century castle. You will have the task of securing the surroundings of the site and facilitating access to it in order to allow the public to admire this building while enjoying in complete serenity a magnificent landscape in the heart of the Aude Pyrenees.
The work is within everyone's reach! We are waiting for you, full of motivation, for this very beautiful workcamp.
You will be accommodated in tents with access to sanitary facilities and showers at the municipal campsite of La Forge, which is located on the river. Tents are provided but you can bring your own if you wish. You will share in the various collective tasks, a budget will be allocated to the leaders and you will participate in the grocery shopping and preparation of meals, giving preference to healthy and local products.
Address: QUILLAN, , France
Airport: CCF, Bus/Train stop: CARCASSONNE, TOULOUSE OR PARIS AIRPORTS
GPS: 42.876584699999995, 2.1941008666750825
Situated at the foot of the Pyrenees in the Aude department, Quillan has a magnificent landscape. The proximity of this river and some lakes has allowed the development of numerous aquatic activities and made Quillan and its surroundings an international water sports base.
Surrounded by 3 regional nature parks, nature lovers can take part in all kinds of outdoor activities at the 'Centre Sports Nature de la Forge' (hiking, canoeing).
You will have the opportunity to discover the neighbouring Cathar castles (Puivert 15km, Puillaurens 17km and Arques 22km) and to participate in the local festivals in Quillan organised during this period.
Remember to take gloves, clothes and good shoes for the walk and the working day. Also remember to bring sunglasses, a swimsuit and towel as well as a hat and sun cream! The days can be very hot at this time of year but the nights can be very cool. The site is located at a high altitude and the climate is mountainous.
If you wish, you can also bring music, a typical object from your country/region to share your culture with the other participants. If you wish to participate in this workcamp, it is strongly recommended that you know how to swim in order to enjoy the natural swimming areas!.
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 them, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country. *** RETROUVEZ NOS DESCRIPTIFS EN FRANCAIS ICI: *** *** French version here: *** https://www.concordia.fr/chantiers-internationaux-france-2021