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    the Vessel

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Taking part in a chantier

Restoration work with Union REMPART

Union REMPART is divided into member asso­ci­a­tions, which organise more than 200 vol­un­teer work ini­tia­tives, known as chantiers. Every year chantiers all over France draw more than 3 000 vol­un­teers, around 25% of whom come from abroad. All chantiers ben­efit from the REMPART quality stan­dard. This is the infor­ma­tion on how a chantier is organ­ised. Please read the fol­lowing infor­ma­tion care­fully before you choose a chantier and sign on. If you live out of France you can only apply for a chantier in France.


Volunteers can come from all over France and the whole world. French is the lan­guage spoken on the chantier so it is better to have a basic knowl­edge of french before you arrive. There is no upper age limit for chantiers open to 18-years-old and over. 17-years-old may par­tic­i­pate in a work­camp for adults (inquiries should be adressed to the asso­ci­a­tion in charge).


Chantiers usu­ally last for two or three weeks. Volunteers are asked to sign on for the whole period. Please note that it is not nec­es­sary to have a prior expe­ri­ence to par­tic­i­pate in restora­tion activ­i­ties. V olun­teers usu­ally work 35 hours a week on restora­tion activ­i­ties and one or two days are fully devoted to cul­tural and leisure activ­i­ties.

Visiting sites, hiking, swim­ming, sports and cul­tural activ­i­ties : leisure is often organ­ised on the group’s ini­tia­tive. The asso­ci­a­tion will pro­pose activ­i­ties according to its pos­si­bil­i­ties and the oppor­tu­ni­ties offered by the region. You may have to pay for some activ­i­ties.