This workcamp aims to restore the cobblestone in front of the building that served as a church and townhouse during the 19th and 20th century. With the help of a technical supervisor, you will work on a new itinerary of discovering the village that will warmly welcome visitors (a fountain, a place for picnics, and views of the church) and evoke the story of the site for the visitors: the context of its establishment, tribulations of the village, and its destruction in 1944. There you will discover techniques of traditional masonry and restore the cobblestone. Stones used for the project will be found on site, on recovery roads, and in places of fallen rock.
Your accommodation will be held in tents at the “Camping des Catoyes” campgrounds located in the town of Orpierre, situated 5 km from your worksite. A lively team will be present to help you participate in the community (cleaning, washing dishes, organized outing, etc.), but also the preparation of meals using local products.
Location: Saint-Cyrice (20 km of Laragne-Montéglin, 36 km of Sisteron).
Leisure activities: Land of light, scents and flavors, the Baronnies Provençales is a territory where the sweetness of life is married to the practice of outdoor sports and leisure! Rich in natural and agricultural heritage adapted to the Mediterranean climate under the influence of the Alps, the Baronnies Provençalesare strongly marked by the aromatic and medicinal plants: they are part of their identity. All you need is a walk on the paths, where at every bend, there is wild thyme, rosemary or fields of lavender. With a lively team, you will be able to discover this beautiful region; during walks and outings by the lakes and gorges.You can also discover architectural heritage, many dating back to medieval times. Enjoy relaxation during the evenings with games, barbecues, meetings with residents, and international meals.
A vibrant place, the Baronnies Provençales is an exceptional place where the preserved nature is recognized at a National level for its rich territory, unique sceneries, its built heritage (stone terraces, and perched villages) and emblematic agriculture (orchards, olive groves, linden, lavender, thyme, rosemary, and more), as well as for its geology and remarkable biodiversity. In an archaeological study conducted in 2016-2017, we have found traces of an old cobblestone road that served as a plazza to the church and old town hall. This old cobblestone was installed during the modern period or at the start of the 19th century, on an embankment that allowed for a flat terrace at the front of the church. This terrace must allow for the restoration of a more monumental and urban building. The cobblestone covers a surface of 200 square meters, using stone found near the church (sandstone, limestone). The organization of this workcamp will help lead to an interesting dynamic for the valley, with meetings and local events such as festivals, cultural evenings, shared international meals, and sightseeing by elected representatives or inhabitants.