The old Jesuit School is a symbolic building of Billom. It is located in the center of the village, next to the medieval district. Generations of students attended classes in this school and regret its abandonment. The restoration of the building was launched in 2018 with the purpose of creating a cultural space opened to associations. You will help to restore the building, witness to Billom s history. You will have to refurbish the walls, clean the building and build furniture. You will learn how to restore and embellish walls, how to conceive furniture and use tools. A supervisor will teach you specific techniques. You will work 4 to 5 hours a day
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be lodged in small chalets at the municipal campsite with all convenience. The cottage is surrounded by nature but the city centre is very close. Billom is 500 metres of altitude, bring warm clothes. You will cook in a cooking place with a refrigerator and a cook; dishes and kitchenware will be provided. There are shops in the city: supermarket, bakery, butcher s shop, restaurants, pharmacy and coffee places.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Billom is a village of 4 800 inhabitants, located in the Regional Natural Park of Livradois-Forez, 20 minutes away from Clermont-Ferrand and from Thiers. Originally druidic center, its intense development enabled this gallic village to become one of the first important town of Auvergne, in the XII century and to build its fortifications. The medieval area and old documents are not enough to describe this welcoming town. Billom is 25 km away from Clermont-Ferrand. You will be proposed some activities during your stay: participation in a medieval festival organized by the association Billom Renaissance, meeting with the local associations, Visit of the medieval city with Billom Renaissance, swimming pool, football, basketball, tennis.
Chantier ouvert aux participants francais a partir de 17 ans