10. August 2021

Workcamp in the French Pyrenees

Preserve Napoleon's legacy in Luz-Saint-Sauveur

In the 19th century, the French town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur was a very popular area for nobles and the wealthy: the spas and springs attracted emperors, artists, intellectuals and many more. Among the historical figures who often visited Luz was the French Emperor Napoleon III, the grandson of Napoleon I. He was in love with the town in the mountains and promoted its development in the 1860s.

Today, Luz is arguably the best preserved legacy from that period in France and elsewhere. Volunteer in an international workcamp from September 3rd to 19th, 2021 to preserve this legacy.

What is this camp about?

Help the community renovate an old fountain in a local public square. The old concrete is replaced by natural whitewash and coatings in the old style. In this way, under the guidance of a technical manager, you will learn, among other things, the ancient art of masonry. You will also redecorate the "Napoleon Column", one of the city's landmarks.

In addition to work, you can learn a lot about the history of the place and the region. The writer Victor Hugo described Luz-Saint-Sauveur as “an enchanting old town… beautifully situated in a deep triangular valley… When the Miquelets (Catalan militiamen) and Spanish smugglers arrived from Aragon… they saw a great light… They called this city light or Luz. "

From Luz-Saint-Sauveur, the Pyrenees are all yours. The best hiking areas, peaks and the highlands are easily accessible.

Covid-19: Current regulations in France

You can find the latest information on traveling to France on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Your hosts have guidelines on how to deal with Covid-19 during your stay, and are prepared to comply with government guidelines and, if necessary, to isolate participants to protect against infection.

Read here what you should consider in order to travel safely this summer.

Register now

You want to join? Currently there are still 4 free places. Here you can register for the camp. You can apply as long as there are still vacancies.

Lukas is at your disposal for all questions about the camp in France and other workcamps this summer:

Send an email: outgoing@ibg-workcamps.org
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Coronavirus / Covid-19: Current exception regulations for placement in workcamps

Would you like to go to a workcamp, but are wondering whether and how the coronavirus pandemic will affect your travel planning? We have put together a few helpful links for you, under which you can find out about current travel conditions. We have also adapted our placement conditions for international work camps to the current circumstances. You can find the most important information about placement regulations 2021 here.