Dry stone treasures in the Tinée Valley, where natural and built heritage meet

13 Jul 2019 au 2 Aug 2019

Place : La Tour sur Tinée (Alpes Maritimes)

Public : adults

The village of La Tour sits high above the Tinée Valley, some 50 km from Nice, and boasts breath-taking panoramic views over the surrounding hills and mountains.

You can see plenty of Italian influences in La Tour, which is also a starting point for a range of hiking and walking trails. Indeed, we’ve been working with the village council since 2017 to rebuild and improve the hiking trail between La Tour sur Tinée and Brec d’Utelle. After discovering a hidden 17th century cobble-covered trail, our volunteer teams were then able to try out dry stone building techniques and rebuild several retaining walls along the trail.

The task this year is to reinstate another retaining wall, thereby adding to the achievements of previous workcamps.

You’ll get to grips with this traditional building technique as well as learn how to do things right so that your efforts stand the test of time. 

Special bonus: Do you love nature and the great outdoors? Well, this is just the workcamp is for you! You’ll be a stone’s throw from the Mercantour National Park and there are plenty of local walking trails as well as rivers and springs, like the Vallon de Cramassour.

 Type of work: Dry stone masonry

Accommodation: Separate male and female dormitories in a permanent building.