The municipality has identified two areas of work. The first relates to the maintenance and clearing of the banks of the Sioulet river. A bridge allows the passage of cars over the river, your mission will be to highlight the banks under this bridge. Concretely, you will remove the moss on the stairs that go down from the street to the banks, you will clear the banks and remove the invasive plants. A little masonry is also expected on the stairs. Your work will benefit the residents of the town who will be able to enjoy a stroll along the banks. In a second step, you will participate in the maintenance of a wall and stairs located below the Pontaumur church. Today overgrown with plants, you will have to clear the wall and clear the stairs to allow an easy passage to the church. The village is located on the GR 4 footpath and passing hikers will be able to appreciate your work and access the church more easily. You will learn how to use the tools for maintaining green spaces. The technical supervision will be carried out by a staff from the municipality who will be delighted to pass on his knowledge to you. You will work 4 to 5 hours a day.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be accommodated in tents on the municipal campsite Le Grand Pre, located 10 minutes walk from the work place. You will get there by foot. You will have access to the campsite sanitary facilities equipped with showers and toilets. A kitchen area will be set up under a barnum (open tent) on the campsite. You can also use the campsite s barbecue. The municipality s supermarket is a 15-minute walk from the campsite. There are also several shops in the village: butchershop, bakery, organic product store.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Pontaumur is a municipality of 800 inhabitants. This summer, you will have the opportunity to participate in the patronal feast which takes place on July 17, 18 and 19. You will be able to meet the inhabitants of the town, fair organisers, discover regional products and participate in the entertainment program. The associations of the municipality will be delighted to share a moment with you. Not to be missed in the church, the monumental organ, a replica the Arnstadt organ on which played Johann Sebastian Bach (organist, and famous German composer). Nearby, you can visit the castles of Pontgibaud and Miremont. You can also go to the Fades Viaduct and swim in the Fades-Besserve lake which has 3 equipped beaches. For lovers of panoramas, you can also go to La Roche Sauterre, the highest peak of Combrailles, at an altitude of 977m. It s a basalt flow from a volcanic eruption. We discover blocks with geometric shapes resulting from the cooling of the lava. A place for hikers Several short hiking trails run around the Village. You can also take the GR 4 which crosses Pontaumur. This long-distance hike leaves from Grasse (southern French town located at the frontier with Italy, on the coast of the Mediterranean sea) to join Royan ( western town located on the Pacific ocean coast). It crosses 13 departments and has a total lenght of 1470km. You can also go to Puy-de-Dome, a volcano symbol of the department. It peaks at 1,465 meters. Today it is a sleeping volcano that was shaped 11,000 years ago. It is in the heart of the Cha.ne des Puys, made up of around 80 volcanoes, a unique geological feature in the world.