Supervised by a technical expert specialized in stone cutting as well as the delegate for the safeguarding and enhancement of the heritage of the town, you will work on the restoration of the house of Bourdin. Specifically on the walls surrounding the house’s garden which face the archaeological garden. You will perform traditional masonry work: dejointing, joining with lime mortar and traditional stone cutting.
Staying in tents in the garden of the former presbytery in the heart of the town. Food will be provided for you to prepare meals in turns.
Location: Béruges, Vienne department, 12 km from Poitiers.
Leisure Activities: The volunteers of the association of the Friends of Béruges and the inhabitants will accompany you in discovering the town’s historical and archaeological richness as well as its surroundings which are full of ancient and troglodyte sites. Outings will be organized based on the local youths normal activities (cinema, shows, outdoor activities, etc.) During leisure time, you will participate in local festivities, night markets, and also visit major cities like La Rochelle or Poitiers and discover the theme park of Futuroscope.
Formerly called the “Petite Suisse poitevine”, the town of Béruges occupies a remarkable site overlooking the valley of the Boivre and has remains from prehistoric, Gallo-Roman and Merovingian times. A dynamic commune, values its archaeological and historical riches thanks to its archaeological museum testifying to the daily life of the past (ceramics, toiletries and jewelry, tools, and elements) and proposes paths of discovery: ancient roads, a monumental Gallo-Roman wall, and viewpoints. It is in this context that the town of Béruges wishes to renew its partnership with Maison des Bateleurs ─ Solidarités Jeunesses, in order to host an international youth work camp with the aim of continuing the renovation of Maison Bourdin, which destined to become a place of value for the communities heritage.