Internship as animator of volunteer work sites on a Historic Monument - Château de Gombervaux

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Dates from 16/04/2023 to 28/04/2023Age > 18 years oldType of project Formations
Langue(s) parlée(s) French

Future site leader, member of an association, you will address aspects related to the restoration of heritage, both from a technical and practical point of view.

In contact with heritage conservation professionals, you will address issues relating to legislation, restoration ethics, the organization of actors on the territory as well as the principles of stone construction, shoring, protections and securing.

This course is co-organized with the Gombervaux association which is in charge of the maintenance and animation of the castle of the same name. An imposing 14th century building, listed as a Historic Monument, Gombervaux was strategically located on the border between the Kingdom of France and the Holy Roman Empire. It is surrounded by water moats. Its imposing 22-metre tower-porch notably houses a harrow and its wheelhouse in working order, carried out during international volunteer projects in 2017 & 2018.

The castle played an important role in history: housing French troops during the Thirty Years War, barony under Louis XIV, it was not abandoned by its owners until 1763. It escaped the destruction of the French Revolution, but its gradual abandonment has made it vulnerable to the damage of time. Although an important part of the castle has disappeared, it is nonetheless a veritable jewel of medieval architecture in Lorraine. Indeed, the castle having known only minor refittings, the buildings which remain today kept their original aspect.

Gombervaux is also a precious natural site: the Association works all year round to preserve the local flora and fauna. This mission is part of a process of environmental protection, for educational purposes and awareness of ecology.

Arrival and installation of trainees scheduled for Sunday. Beginning of the course on Monday morning. End of the course and departure of the trainees on Friday at the end of the afternoon.

The trainees will be invited to participate in the preparation of meals and the upkeep of the gîte.


Registration fees : to pay at REMPART at registration

Frais de séjour : 100€ / session

Accommodation costs: €100 (accommodation and meals included) for individual registrations and free for trainees recommended by a member association of the REMPART network (these costs do not include transport to the work site) .

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Contact prior candidature

Last name : Louise Engler

Phone number : 0631918338

Email :

Location : 55140 / Vaucouleurs / Grand-Est / France