Opus Gothique

It is a unique project helping to build a medieval edifice, located in a magical part of France. With many skills to be learnt and memories to be made. And the food is rather good as well. Please check our website for more detailed information www.opusgothique.fr

We are an international mix of American, English and French. We are a friendly bunch who like to socialize as much as we like to work on our special project. The activities can be hard, but fun, much can learnt, friendships made and great memories. https://linktr.ee/opusgothique

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C’est une chance incroyable de vivre en communauté et d’aider une personne à concrétiser le un rêve fou! Sam, Mark et Jim sont accueillants avec tout le monde, il est rare de rencontrer des personnes aussi ouvertes. Merci pour les sorties qui agrémentent le passage.

about 3 hours ago

United States


Ditto to all of the comments speaking to Sam, Jim and Mark’s character (hi you three- miss you!). It is overwhelmingly obvious that these guys really care about this project and the volunteers. 💕
A few technical details I think might be helpful if you’re considering applying!
- there are gloves & boots on site, but I was glad I brought boots because the ones there were big for me
- If you have any phobias (like spider), make sure to communicate them before you arrive. (Ex. Spiders, slugs, bees)
- volunteers work together to cook dinner & clean kitchen/bathroom (team spirit! 👏)

5 days ago

United Kingdom


This was my first ever volunteering experience, and it massively exceeded my expectations! Sam is the most incredible host and meets your every need. Jim was an amazing teacher and a good laugh. Mark cooked the most amazing meals and took us on the most amazing day trips! It truly felt like a home away from home. The work is physical and can be hard at times, but Jim is flexible and if you’re feeling exhausted he will switch up your job to suit your needs. I met some friends for life during my time here (including chippy the cat). I already have plans to return next year!

12 days ago



I loved the time I spent at Opus Gothique. Sam is a very kind and admirable person. Jim is funny and he's a good teacher. Mark is generous, will always show us around when there was a chance and he cooks delicious meals! Thank you all, I felt at home!
The job could be hard some days mainly depending on the weather but it's very satisfying and I've learned a lot. I will be back.

13 days ago

United States


This was my second time volunteering with the team at Opus Gothique and can confirm that it is still one of the best experiences I have done.

Although the project's job description might appear monotonous, once you are actually at the site, there are many different tasks to be done so that anyone no matter their skill level can find something to help out with in the project.

The working hours are respected; the volunteers have a large shared dormitory; there is always plenty of food in the cantina; clean shower with hot water; and the team is really loving so you will feel right at home

15 days ago

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