10.07. - 31.07.2019
Passionate about their local heritage, Taillebourg inhabitants contacted Concordia looking for
the help of volunteers to restore a part of the support wall of their castle. This project is part
of a greater vision and plan to restore the entire castle. The community is looking forwards to
welcome you and share their knowledge of the region’s history and its rich heritage. Overall,
an important aim of this project is to create bonds between the international volunteers and
the local population.
The objective of this project will be to clear the site and wall as well as strengthen it,in
accordance with the historical importance of this site. To do so, you will help getting rid of
unnecessary vegetation and get to protect and reconstruct the wall.
You will be accommodated in tents in pairs (please bring your own sleeping bag). Boys and
girl will be separate. The local football club will be at your disposal for cooking facilities and
everyday life. Volunteers will share the different collective tasks and cook together. A budget
will be allocated to the group leaders; volunteers will participate in doing the grocery
shopping and in the preparation of meals, using healthy and local products when possible.
Bring a warm sleeping bag, working clothes, comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing and
rain gear, a flashlight, a swimsuit and sunscreen.
If you wish, you can bring musical instruments and please take recipes, games and/or
specialties from your region or country.
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 then
be reimbursed once back in their home country
Adresa: , Taillebourg, France
GPS: 45.835728, -0.649621
Located on a rocky peak overlooking the Charente, the village of Taillebourg has a rich
historical and architectural heritage (it is the location of a former medieval fortress with a
strategic river port) and has a well-preserved natural environment. The landscape is made of
plateaus and valleys with many farmlands, forests and marshes.
Get to know the architectural and historical heritage of the town: its panoramic terrace, park,
moats, church, medieval alleys, the remains of the castle, the gardens below the ramparts
and a Roman roadway. You can also enjoy local sports and leisure activities: hiking, horse
riding, cycling, fishing, different water activities, petanque, and football. Located half an hour
away from the Atlantic Ocean, the summer weather should allow going to the beach during
Saintes train station.
Táto aktivita nemôže byť pridaná do tvojej tašky. Môže byť plná, uzavretá, alebo nie je určená pre teba. Tiež sa musíš prihlásiť.