Discover nature – en France!

30 January 2018, Comments Comments Off on Discover nature – en France!

A Rocha UK and A Rocha France join forces this summer for our first ever Nature and Discovery Week in the south of France.


Les Courmettes, A Rocha France’s centre in the Alpes Maritimes, is set in a stunning location overlooking the Bay of Cannes. From 10th-16th June you could be there, in the company of other A Rocha UK supporters, exploring conservation and faith amid the beauty of summer and nature at this biodiversity-rich reserve.

Woodland, wetland and grassland habitats, working farms, marked trails, sites of geological and archaeological interest are all presided over by the soaring 1,248m Pic de Courmettes.

You’ll be able to find out about the nature, history and working life of the estate on guided walks. There’ll also be free time for visits to scenic villages like Tourrettes-sur-Loup or Gourdon, the perfume factories of Grasse or to dip your toes in the Med!


If you want to be hands-on, there’ll be volunteering opportunities on site. In addition, there will be morning reflections and evening talks on A Rocha’s work in France and further afield – plus chance to explore aspects of faith and creation care.

Accommodation is in single or double rooms with shared bathrooms. Cost, which includes full board and activities, is €350pp (double/twin room), €450 (single). Organisers for A Rocha UK are Courmettes volunteer Felicity Hall and A Rocha UK volunteers David and Jean Morgan, who are arranging the week’s programme with the Courmettes team. To find out more, contact Details about Les Courmettes can be found here. A flavour of Nature and Discovery Weeks can be found here.

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