This year, you will intervene on the restoration of the ramparts of the castle. The objective will be to carry out traditional masonry work: dejoining, digging out the joints and joining them with lime mortar. You will also perform some repairs on the ramparts such as replacing stones and rebuilding parts of the stone walls.
In dormitories in the international reception center, La Maison des Bateleurs. Food will be provided for your own meal preparation.
Location: Montendre, Charente Maritime, 65 km from Bordeaux.
Leisure Activities: The goal is to exchange rich cultures with the locals and the association of Montendre. You will participate in the national heritage days (opening all the heritage buildings in France). Tours of the region will be organized collectively according to your desires: visits to the cities, the ocean, museums, etc. Activities with the welcome center will be offered regularly: pizza nights, evening games, etc. It will also be an opportunity to discover the inner workings of Solidarités Jeunesses. Take this opportunity to exchange your cultural wealth with the inhabitants and associations of Montendre.
Each year, by hosting volunteers and international workcamps, this town of 3000 inhabitants, work to restore its heritage and take part in intercultural exchanges. Indeed, Montendre hosts one of the international work camps of Solidarités Jeunesses, the House of Bateleurs. The town wishes to preserve and enhance its castle, an important aspect of their heritage and identity. It is in this sense that the municipality has recently set up a walking tour around it. Therefore, the project that has been taking place for the past few years will continue.