The village is crossed by a river taking its source in one of the deepest lakes of Europe, the lake pavin. On the banks of this river called Couze pavin you can find old water mills : two century ago men once installed water mills to use the energy offered by the river. These mills are now in ruins but it needs to be saved Your mission will be to preserve these mills: continue to clear the ruins of the uncovered part of the mill and freeze the ruins (dry stone wall) to make the architecture of the mill readable.This project has a real interest in preserving the history written by the men of the past.You will participate to the work with other international volunteers and a technical supervisor will teach you specific techniques concerning this restoration. The work unfolds the morning for 5 hours maximum. Afternoon and weekends are dedicated to activities.
You will be accommodated in an exceptional setting in small cottage. Mattresses provided. Bring your sleeping bag, extra blankets and warm clothes for the night (around 1000 meters high, nights could be cold). Equipped kitchen where you will prepare you meals. Many shops in the village of Besse. Jeunesse et Reconstruction will not be responsible for you if you arrive before the beginning of the project.
Besse is considered as one of the most beautiful sites of the Auvergne region. The village is a part of the Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne. It is located in the Massif du Sancy born 5 millions years ago. The village benefits of a preserved environment and great landscapes made up of volcanoes and lakes. Besse is 1hour away from Clermont-Ferrand. You will be proposed some activities during your stay: visits, excursions, hiking, swimming-
The diversity of the natural and built heritage of Besse-Et-Saint-Anastaise (the full name of the town) gives the town a special attraction. It is located in the heart of the Auvergne volcanoes situated on the Massif du Sancy (highest mountain in Auvergne) : the town is known for its Ski resort Super Besse . The town has assets that attract tourists invariably both during summer and winter. Besse is also distinguished by its human dynamics, number of associations and events dynamise the area throughout the year. It is with enthusiasm that the inhabitants and the local associations will receive you for the third time in this authentic village
1/ No special knowledge or competence is required for this camp, except being motivated and loving work in group You will share friendly moments with local people : be open-minded and curious.2/ Bring: sleeping bag, warm clothes and rain-coat, bathing suit (for male: short pants prohibited in the public swimming pools, please bring a bathing suit). 3/Bring for work: worn out clothes, safety shoes/boots compulsory. 4/ Bring some material from your culture (documents, pictures, postcards, little gift, musical instruments, games,…) to share with other volunteers and local population and make exchanges easier.5/ 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 on the camp, the volunteers will have to pay for it, and then get reimbursed once back in the home country. 6/ Transportation back to the train station at the end of the workcamp will be organized during your stay with the campleader.7/ More info about trains : http://www.voyages-sncf.com/ 8/ If you have a driving license, please bring it along in case of necessity
Chantier ouvert aux Francais a partir de 17 ans