You will continue the restoration of the facade walls of the chapel St Michel which began in 2017. This year, you will realize the work on the part of the building that is dated in the 12th century. You will be:
1. Cleaning and purging the walls of any external elements (vegetation, concrete, etc.)
2. Re-grouting the mortar joints
3. Replacing missing parts
You will also have the opportunity to practice working with lime plaster on the northern facade.
You will be accommodated at the socio-cultural building in the center of Cabannes. Bring your sleeping bag and your sleeping mat or inflatable mattress. You will share the different collective tasks and prepare meals together. The budget will be managed by your camp leaders and you will participate in the grocery shopping and the preparation of meals, favoring the local and seasonal products.
Cabannes is a very dynamic, small Provencal village of 4500 inhabitants, in the heart of Provence, offering a wide range of cultural, patrimonial, and environmental discoveries. You will participate in the festivities of the village, including the “fête de la Madeleine” and July 14th (French national day), and see the Avignon festival nearby.
Take part in the valorization of the historical heritage of Cabannes, a charming Provencal village close to Avignon, Cavaillon, the Parc of Alpilles and other regional jewels. You will discover towns and landscapes of Provence region with intoxicating scents, lulled by the song of the cicadas.
The chapel of Saint Michel is a 12th century building with an extension dating from the 17th century. It is the oldest monument of the village, built at the intersection of two ancient Roman roads and at the origins of the village. By participating in this work camp, you will contribute to the restoration of the Provencal heritage; you will discover both techniques of craft restoration and regional specialties.
Note that you will be working on scaffoldings.
Please bring: working gloves and shoes, casual clothing, hat/cap, sunglasses, sun cream, mosquito repellant, swimming suit.
As the accommodation and workcamp area are not nearby, you will have to take the bicycles which will be provided.
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.