You will work on the renovation of the northern battlement of the city: dismantling and reassembling the stones as well as sealing. There will be some traditional masonry work.
You will sleep in tents. You will have access to the showers, bathrooms and a sports room. You will have access to the rest of the facilities for the meals.
Duravel (1000 inhabitants) is a very touristic place in the south-west of France, in the Lot valley, 40 km west of Cahors. Duravel is located between 2 wooded hills overlooking many wine estates. You will have the opportunity to go on hikes and walks, visit night markets, go on wine tastings in castles or do some sightseeing (Roc Amadour, St Cyr la Popie etc.).
Duravel has a very rich 2000 year old history. It was founded by the Romans because of its strategic geographic location between Bordeaux and Lyon. Many remains are still visible today, in spite of the many religious wars that took place here (e.g. in 1596).
The city would like to preserve and restore its rich historical heritage, and more specifically its 160 meters high Middle-Age battlements that protected the city during the 1369 war against England. You will be working on these battlements.
It is the 6th year that Duravel and its local population are warmly welcoming an international workcamp.
This camp may also have some physical work. Make sure to bring gloves, working clothes and working shoes. Bring warm and rain clothes, hiking shoes, and a thick sleeping bag (nights may be chilly). Sleeping mats will be lent to you.
You will have the opportunity to go swimming, remember to bring your swimsuit!