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Come and bring the gardens and park of Valbelle Castle back to life!
The Castle of Valbelle domain is divided into two parts, one under the responsibility of the commune of Tourves and the other at the departmental department of Sensitive Natural Spaces. The castle and the park are the subject of a major restoration and enhancement project to bring back to life the former gardens and paths of the domain.
You will therefore participate in this great project by restoring the dry-stone walls and the built walls on the domain where it is planned later to recreate the ancient gardens with old species.
- Site clearing and clean-up
- Search and sorting of stones
- Purging the walls
- Stabilization and reconstruction of walls
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be accommodated at the communal stadium in tents with access to changing rooms for showers, you will participate in the organization of group life and the preparation of meals. The stadium is located 10 minutes’ walk from the castle and 5 minutes from the village centre. A budget will be allocated to the camp leaders and you will participate in grocery shopping and the preparation of meals, giving priority to healthy and local products.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Tourves is a very pretty town in the South-East of France with about 5000 inhabitants. The town perfectly combines cultural and environmental heritage and outdoor activities are numerous:
- Swimming and walking along the Caramy river
- Guided and historical tour of Valbelle Castle and its link with ancient Egypt
- Hiking in the Ste Baume Massif
- Swimming in the municipal swimming pool
- Visit of the communes of St Maximin la Ste Baume, Brignoles
Other leisure activities can be offered such as visiting the Bizzz association and the Red Mouths Museum, organizing a football match, etc.
Remember to bring clothes and shoes for work and hiking. Nights can be chilly, so bring a good warm sleeping bag and a floor mat or air mattress. Also bring a small backpack, a water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
You can also bring some specialities from home, a musical instrument or games!
The town of Tourves being located 50km away from the meeting point (Aix en Provence bus station), it is important that you plan to arrive at the meeting point the latest in the afternoon. We ask you to be on time at the meeting point written later in the infosheet.
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