Saint Michel chapel

31 Jul 2021 au 20 Aug 2021

Place: La Roque Alric ( Vaucluse)

Participants: Adults

The village of La Roque Alric sits atop a rocky peak with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. It lies north of Carpentras, between the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux, in the Department of Vaucluse. For 2021, the village is hosting volunteers from the Union APARE-CME to restore the stonework of Saint Michel Chapel.

Workcamp programme:

  • Removal of surface cement and mortar from the passage.
  • Rejointing and repairs to stonework, if necessary
  • Reinstating specific stonework

Building technique: Lime mortar stonework

Added extra: Be at one with nature at this eco-responsible workcamp!

Accommodation: Tents in the countryside, dry toilets and solar showers. The campsite is just 15-minutes’ walk from the workcamp.

Workcamp life: Restoration work in the mornings from Monday to Friday and help with daily tasks, such as preparing meals and cleaning (taking turns). Free time in the afternoons and at weekends, with a choice of group excursions and activities.

Some ideas for excursions: Hikes in the Dentelles de Montmirail, watch the sunset from Mont Ventoux vineyard visits, swimming in the Toulourenc River, visits to Vaison la Romaine and Orange.

A bit of history:

The word “Roque”, or “Rocca” in Provencal, means rock as well as an elevated stronghold. Alric comes from German and means “all mighty” (al: all and ric: king). The village was also called La Roque Henry from the 16th to 18th centuries, probably by the religious authorities who wanted to make the name more Christian. It was then renamed La Roque Alric at the time of the French Revolution.

Sites to see: The village setting and its houses built on the hillside, the 13th century church rebuilt in the early 18th century and the 11th century Romanesque St Michel Chapel, in the cemetery which is currently being rescued and restored.

Registration

Steps to follow :

  1. Register online by clicking on "Registration"
  2. Fill in the questionnaire and click on "I register"
  3. Pay your registration online to validate it
  4. We will contact you to confirm your registration

Conditions :

Registration fees : 170 €

Public : Adults

Duration : 3 weeks

Conditions of participation