Last year, this site welcomed multiple workcamps : a 2 week long international workcamp and a workcamp open to residents. These workcamps were tasked with 3 different jobs : the removal of the former village’s main road, the creation of a stone wall at the entrance of the site, and the removal of the dry-stone floor located in the church’s square. This first year allowed the issues related to dry-stone as well as the site to be highlighted in front of elected officials, residents, and tourists. This year, you will continue the work undertaken last year and will be supervised by a professional in dry-stone masonry. A day's work is expected to last 6 hours, and the organisation of the days will be discussed and decided on by the group of participants. The pedagogical objective is to discover a traditional construction technique whose only required materials are stones cleared from fields intended for agriculture, or those that are recovered from former buildings.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be living at the « Les Catoyes » campsite in tents, a dozen kilometers away from the workcamp site. A facilitating team will be present to help with the organisation of collective life during the two weeks of the camp : planning housekeeping tasks, developing menus and preparing meals alternately, organizing recreational activities and outings etc. The purchase of local products will be prioritized, and everyone will come with their own ideas, talents, and tips and tricks to help prepare meals.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Location : Etoile Saint Cyrice is located in the South of France, between the Alps and Haute Provence (40km from Sisteron). It is close to the village Orpierre, a hot-spot for rockclimbing that has many shops and that also organises festivities during the summer period.
Leisure Activites : The land of sunshine and amazing flavors, the provençale Baronnies massif is good living personified where you can enjoy outdoor activities in the heart of nature while also just lounging around ! Rich in natural heritage with agriculture adapted to the mediterranean climate within the mountains, the provençale Baronnies are known for their aromatic and medicinal plants : wild thyme, rosemary, lavender. In close proximity to Etoile Saint Cyrice, you’ll be able to discover numerous sites : the Sisteron citadel, the priory of Saint André de Rosans, Saint-Genis mountain...Orpierre is also an amazing site for rockclimbing and the provençale Baronnies are full of varied hiking trails and spots where you can enjoy the surrounding rivers.