Several interventions are planned during the two worksite sessions:
The crypt: clear and clean the interior of the crypt, repaint the grid and take back the plaster of the facade (clean, purge, plaster).
The wall: make a preventive restoration of the wall over a length of about 4m (remove the soil, redraw the base of the wall and put the stones in their place).
The steps: clean and de-vegetate. If necessary, pick up the stones and replace the missing ones.
You will be housed in tents on a Barbentane sports complex near the construction site. Bring your floor mat or inflatable mattress and your sleeping bag. You will share the different collective tasks and prepare the meals together. The budget will be managed by your camp leaders and you will participate in the shopping of local and seasonal products and the preparation of the meals.
Barbentane is a small Provençal village of 4000 inhabitants, known for its many listed monuments (the Anglica tower, the Knights house, the castle etc.) offering a wide choice of cultural, heritage and environmental discoveries. You will participate in the festivities of the village, you will hike in the massif of the montagnette and you will be able to take advantage of the festival of Avignon which is really close.
Participate in the enhancement of the historical heritage of Barbentane, a picturesque Provencal village with many listed monuments. The town is located near Avignon, the Alpilles Park and other jewels. You will discover cities and landscapes of Provence with intoxicating scents, rocked by the song of the cicadas…
The crypt is located in a beautiful park shaded by more than one hundred years old cedars and filled with all the essences of the Mediterranean forest. It served as a tomb to the family of Andigné, descendants of Marquis Robin de Barbentane. By participating in this project, you will contribute to the restoration of the Provençal heritage and to the touristic promotion of the place while discovering both artisanal restoration techniques and regional specialties.
Please bring: working gloves and shoes, casual clothing, hat/cap, sunglasses, sun cream, mosquitos repellant, swimming suit.
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 will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.