After several clearing workcamps on the castle, we will continue this year to reveal the ruins, but we will also work around the abbey of St Amand to enhance the surroundings and on the paths that connect the two villages. Festivals, night markets, village festivals will be held throughout the summer and the group of volunteers will work with local volunteers to set them up. Physical work of disbursement (shovels, pickaxes, wheelbarrow) and careful excavation (trowels, brushes…) and consolidation work; trail maintenance and itinerary creation, clearing and pruning. You will have the opportunity to discover many aspects of manual work.
You will be hosted at the municipal stadium. Sleeping in tents, mattresses provided. A covered dining area is reserved for you, with a kitchen where in turns you can prepare good dishes.
Location: Coly – St Amand is located in Périgord Noir, 10 km from the Lascaux caves, between Périgueux and Brive.
Leisure activities: You will discover the hospitality of the population and the charm of the landscapes and local heritage, by organizing with the other volunteers and leaders your program of activities: swimming, canoeing, site visits, local festivals…
Hidden in the hollow of a green valley, the commune of Coly – St Amand is located in the heart of the Périgord Noir, a territory rich in history! Composed of two former municipalities that have decided to merge this year, we will contribute in bringing these former separate territories together. The ruins of the abbey castle in Coly, a testimony to the valley’s rich past, preserve beautiful architectural elements (bread oven, vaulted room…) and beautiful secrets remain to be revealed. The abbey of St Amand is proof of the power of the church on this territory throughout the Middle Ages.