02.08. - 21.08.2021
Celkový počet účastníkov:
After the success of the international workcamps carried out between 2005 and 2008, the municipality of Chomerac wishes to renew this experience and continue the valorization and the preservation of its heritage. This summer, in collaboration with the Chomerac Patrimoine Vivant association, the workcamp will focus on the restoration of a calade and the improvement of an old canal located nearby.
Chomerac is a former medieval town located on a hillside. It is composed of many narrow streets, set up as calades. The word calade is mainly used in Occitanie (South West of France) and along the Rhone Valley. It means a small sloping street made with pebbles from the neighboring river, here the Rhone river. You will take part in the restoration of one of the calades located near a canal which was formerly used by the water mill.Chomerac is the birthplace of silk production in Ardeche since the 17th century. It is known for its rich heritage related to this textile activity. The mill activity needed water, that s why many canals can be found there. Now the canal is almost completely dry, your mission will be to clear it from invasive vegetals and sediment that accumulated in its way, in order to embellish the canal and allow water to better circulate.In this work, you will be supervised by the volunteers from the Chomerac Patrimoine Vivant association who will be happy to share with you their know-how and the site s history.Accommodated 10 minutes walk away, you will go to the workplace on foot and will work 4 to 5 hours a day.
You will be accommodated in the Triolet area, in the gym. You will have the necessary amenities for group living (WC, shower and kitchen). Located in the city center, you will have access to local shops (bakery, butcher, extra groceries). You will be involved in the collective preparation of meals and household tasks.
This heritage restoration project will enable you to acquire the technical skills required to set up a calade: choice and setup of stones, plumb alignment checking. The maintenance of the canal will also allow you to acquire technical skills related to greenspaces: handling of pruning tools, plants selection, furrow discharge. Small masonry works planned around the canal will give you the opportunity to learn how to make a stone wall. Working as a team, both with the work leaders and with other volunteers, you will develop your team spirit, adaptability and versatility, rigor and tenacity. Those are skills you will also strengthen through group life.
Adresa: CHOM. .RAC, , France
Letisko: LYS, Autobusová/Vlaková zastávka: montelimar
GPS: 46.603354, 1.8883335
Chomerac is located in the center-east of the Ardeche county, on the foothills of the Massif Central and has 3,000 inhabitants. You can walk through the streets of the old town center and climb up to the old castle s Dungeon, a vestige of the religious wars. You can also discover the industrial past of the city with a visit to the numerous old mills, including the oldest called La Royale , the Neuve aqueduct or the marble quarries. You can also walk on the hiking trails through the valley. The volunteers of the Chomerac Patrimoine Vivant association will propose you activities related to the discovery of the land and its terroir: hiking, Mont Gerbier des Joncs, visit of surrounding villages, organization of picnic. You can also take part in local life (market, flea markets...).
Extra participation fee 0.0 EUR
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