The fresh smell of mowed grass, sound of howls of foxes and vibrant color of fields and flowers are some of the best things here in La Giraudiere during summer. Being a part of Charente, an area with longest daylight time in France, Brossac offers a refreshing ambience with stark contrast with the hustle and bustle in the city. With average temperature of 30o C, there are just endless spots that you can discover here every day.
Working while Exercising
So how is my rural French internship day typically like so far? Well after my self-isolation period was over even before when I noticed – since it felt like normal days here with all residents living in separate gite – what I carried out was mostly outdoor works such as land mowing, bush pruning and wall repairing to keep La Giraudiere in shape. Although for some it sounds exhausting, to be honest it was also stress-relieving especially if you have been working distantly from quite a while. The job made me use my “dormant” muscles that you get the best of both worlds: exercising, enjoying the summer vibe while at the same time doing your volunteer work.
There are still other works which you can help with should you decide to join the program! Worry not if you prefer indoor activities because there are also things to do with the administration and clerical desks. You can choose whichever suits you that will brighten your summer French experience!
Written by Bill, during his volunteering period