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In the heart of the French Alps, come to discover all the region of Savoy through this International workcamp organised in partnership with the municipality of La Motte-Servolex!
Over the years, the workcamp at La Motte-Servolex became a part of the culture of this lovely city located just a few kilometres from Chambery, the capital of Savoy. You will be welcomed with a lot of generosity and friendliness by the inhabitants of the town. In the continuation of the workcamp realized in 2019, you will work on the renovation of the Church of Tremblay. Most of the work will be carried out inside the church where you will mainly remove coating in order to make the stones behind visible. Then, you will use brushes to repaint the facades of a local school. According to work progress, there are also other actions that can be done, such as graphic decoration of the urban furniture and painting of an ancient gate.
All of this work is supervised by our partner. It doesn’t require any specific competences or skills and the work is not difficult to be realized. The only thing that you need is your motivation.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will sleep in tents in the front of the Sports Hall Didier Parpillon, at the stadium Raoul Villot, near the city centre. The kitchen, toilets and showers, but also the group living space will be inside the Sports Hall, which will be also used as accommodation space in case of bad weather or low temperatures. You will participate alternately in the preparation of the meals. All ingredients will be purchased on the spot. We will encourage the buying of local products and we will promote the principles of the local economy. Tastings of regional products, especially cheeses from Savoy region, are also possible at the local producers.
An access to Wi-Fi is possible near the public buildings which are located no further than 5 minutes’ walk from the accommodation.
Locatie en vrije tijd
La Motte-Servolex (12400 inhabitants) is a municipality located in the department of Savoy, in the administrative region Auvergne Rhone Alpes. The municipality is attached to the agglomeration of Chambery which is located at less than 10 km. Thanks to the motorway Lyon and Geneva are at a distance of respectively 1h20 and 1h from La Motte-Servolex.
The town is surrounded by the mountains of the Alpine massif and the Bourget Lake which has many beaches on its shores, leisure centres and numerous tourist sites. You will thus have access to many leisure activities (hiking, open-air cinema, swimming in the lake, cycling) in a setting that is both urban and mountainous.
During this project you will have the opportunity to see one of the many fireworks on July 14th, national holiday in France.
The municipality will provide you with gloves, reflective vests and safety glasses for the work. For the work on the site, remember to take closed clothing and shoes which can get dirty.
Bicycles will also be at your disposal for your daily journeys and rides. It is necessary to know how to use them to make the most of your stay.
The nights can be cold, remember to bring a warm sleeping bag and possibly a complementary camping mattress for your comfort. Friendly times are already scheduled. If you wish to share a little bit of your culture (recipes, traditional stories, unusual objects...), don't hesitate to take a little piece of your country in your backpack.
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