30.04. - 21.05.2021
Celkový počet účastníkov:
Project: Today, in the village of Agnielles, there are many houses in ruins due to the lack of means
to restore them. The old school of the village is being rehabilitated to set up an inn and an
equestrian farm. The National Office of the Forest (NOF), owner of the village, has entirely restored
some rooms for night stop-overs, which are part of one of the Haut Büech trails. The NOF,
encouraged by a local association, wants to restore dry stone paths and walls in the village, in
order to restore the heritage in a coherent landscape.
Work: The hamlet of Agnielles is located on the edge of a path that winds along the Agnielles
torrent in a deep and beautiful valley. Several stone buildings were built on the south-east slope,
but a lof them are now, in ruins. To access the houses, there are access ramps and dry stone
retaining walls. You will help to restore these retaining walls along the path before reaching the
hamlet, as well as the one located near the old school and to create dry stone steps.
The following work will be undertaken: dismantling and sorting of the stones, earthworks and
reconstruction of the walls according to the very precise technique of dry stone construction
(theoretical and practical input).
The workcamp will be supervised by a professional in dry stone construction techniques. A daily
work of 6 hours is planned, the organization of the days will be discussed and decided by the
group of participants. The pedagogical objective is to discover a traditional construction technique
which does not require any material, except stones from the stoning of fields intended for
agriculture or recovered from old buildings. Theoretical, historical and practical contributions will be
disseminated. It should be noted that this workcamp is part of a more global action to enhance the
site of the chapel.
Accommodation and food: You will be accommodated in the rooms that were restored by the
National Office of the Forest. An animation team will be present to help you in the organization of
the collective life: planning of household chores, elaboration of menus and preparation of meals in
turn, organization of leisure activities and outings. The purchase of local products is widely
Location: The hamlet of Agnielles is located in the South of the Hautes-Alpes region, in the
municipality of Aspres-sur-Büech.
Leisure activities: You will be able to discover the natural treasures and heritage (history and
heritage linked to the river, discovery of animals and vegetation…) of the Büech valley, integrated
into the Natura 2000 site (network of core breeding and resting sites for rare and threatened
species, and some rare natural habitat types), where the hamlet of Agnielles is located. The Natura
2000 animator of the site will be ablo to propose you a discovery of these treasures! Near
Agnielles, you can swim in the Büech and the Agnielles torrent, discover major sites in the Hautes-
Alpes : Claussone abbey, Saint-Genis mountain, Vaunières’ village...
Closest train station : Aspres-sur-Büech / Veynes
Closest airports: Marseille or Lyon
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