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.
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. Also, in order to preserve and enhance its castle, heritage of the territory, the municipality of Montendre implements every year an international construction site, and for more than 10 years. Moreover, the municipality has recently created a pedestrian circuit around it.
However, this year, more work on the castle towers seems necessary in order to continue the restoration of the castle through small work to realize in the framework of the building sites.
The municipality of Montendre didn’t want to lose the international and intercultural dynamic impelled by the workcamp, and wishes this year, to enjoy the “break” on the work of the castle, to renovate the reception area of an historical association of Montendre, which needs support to renovate its premises, in bad condition for many years.