Session 1


Dates from 10/07/2023 to 13/07/2023Age > 6 years oldType of project Chantier de bénévoles
Langue(s) parlée(s) French

Surrounded by your green setting, the Château de Gombervaux opens its doors to young and old! Families, children, parents, grandparents, you are all welcome to spend a few days in the heart of a medieval building and participate in its restoration.

Lots of workshops adapted to the ages of the participants await you: stone cutting, cob, heritage animation, environment, gardening... to learn how to do and live together.

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.

Accommodation in a barnum tent with access to water and electricity. > volunteers bring sleeping bags and pillows .

Participants must bring a pair of safety shoes.

The Gombervaux Association organizes several leisure activities during the worksite: moments of relaxation and collective games, music, outings to discover the local heritage, walks... Participants can very well suggest activities or outings. Musicians (amateurs or professionals) are invited to bring their favorite instrument.

Accessibility for people with disabilities

This site is accessible to people with disabilities. Before proceeding with the pre-registration, be sure to contact the association in order to discuss the reception conditions together.


Registration fees : to pay at REMPART at registration

+ infos on the fees

Contact prior candidature

Last name : Louise ARNOLD

Phone number : 06 51 58 14 45

Email :

Website :

Location : 55140 / VAUCOULEURS / Grand-Est / France