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Welcome to an enchanting nature, at the foot of the mountains, by the river in a land of myths and legends! We invite you to get involved with young people from all over the world for the restoration and enhancement of heritage!
Dating back to the 10th century, the town of Quillan has an exceptional historical heritage. You will be charmed by its castle, its narrow streets, its natural setting conducive to cultural discovery and sharing.
The Cathars left behind them a culture and magnificent sites in the middle of the mountains. Through this project, we invite you to participate in the preservation of this rich local heritage. During this workcamp you will participate in the renovation of a building (traditional masonry with lime). You will also have the opportunity to carry out various tasks to enhance the discovery and hiking trails while enjoying the joys of nature.
The work is a bit physical but remains within everyone's reach! We are waiting for you full of motivation for this exceptional workcamp with its local surprises!
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be accommodated in tents with access to sanitary facilities and showers at the Municipal Camping de la Forge which is located on the riverside. Tents are provided but you can bring your own if you wish. You will share the various collective tasks, a budget will be allocated to the camp leaders and you will participate to the shopping and the preparation of meals, giving priority to healthy and local products.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Situated at the foot of the Pyrenees in the department of Aude, Quillan has a magnificent landscape. The proximity of this river and some lakes has allowed the development of many water activities and makes Quillan and its surroundings an international base for water sports.
Surrounded by 3 regional nature parks, nature lovers will be able to take part in all possible nature and sports activities in the 'Centre Sports Nature de la Forge' (hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, rafting, climbing, caving).
You will find a rich cultural heritage and you will have the opportunity to discover the neighbouring Cathar Castles (Puivert 15km, Puillaurens 17km and Arques 22km) but also the castle of Quillan and its church.
Remember to bring working gloves and clothes, as well as good working/walking shoes. Also remember to bring your sunglasses, bathing suit and a towel as well as a hat and sunscreen! The days can be very hot at this time of the year, but the nights can be very cool. The site is located at high altitude and the climate is mountainous.
If you wish you can also bring music, a typical object from your country to share your culture with the other participants. If you wish to participate in this workcamp, it is strongly recommended that you know how to swim to enjoy the natural swimming areas!
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