Provence - Help on a non-profit art and heritage photography project in Roquebrune sur Argens, France

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  • Last activity: 24 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    - from mid-September 2023 until early November 2023 (before it gets cold!)
    - from March 2024 until early November 2024

    We are a Provence family from the village of Roquebrune sur Argens (Var). André Abbe, journalist and photographer, now retired, was born in the family house you’ll stay in, in Roquebrune-sur-Argens. Thanks to 50 years of career, André had the opportunity to travel internationally, and capture moments of life in France, Europe, Asia, South America, but also in Oceania. You’ll meet André, François (his son who’s running the Charity) and many local people (the neighbors are particularly nice).

    More about the project:
    From 1970 to 2000, André has taken more than 100,000 photos of his travels, Provence and more particularly, his hometown, Roquebrune, and its surroundings. These pictures are the result of a passion and a photographic heritage that he wishes to revive through a non-profit making organization: Abbe Photo.

    Our charity Abbe Photo has one main goal: to give life again to rare and unknown archives to the general public. And this is your mission!

    In 2023, we are offering a 3rd exhibition with 60 heritage photos from André Abbe. These photos are exhibited on 2 floors of our historic Maison Abbe in Roquebrune, which has been in the family for 4 generations. This 16th century house has four floors.

    On the ground floor, there is a self-contained apartment with its own entrance. It is fully equipped with a bedroom with a double bed, small living room, kitchen area and bathroom. No exhibition, no pictures, it is your private space!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Live the Provence lifestyle in the heart of a millennial village, 15 minutes to the sea, minutes to the forest, mountain and lake. Learn about Provence heritage, traditions, lifestyle…

    Your mission:
    Growing the brand awareness of Abbe Photo via online and social media content.
    Create and drive content to support the launch plan of our book.
    Generate awareness and provide hands-on support for our next exhibition "Femmes de Provence".

  • Help


    This is a mission for one or two people (couple or friends) to grow the social media of the association, to prepare online content to support the launch of our latest book, and to help prepare for our next exhibition exhibition at the Musée nearby in Draguignan.

    This means 20 hours a week needed from each of you, usually 5 hours a day over 4 days with 3 days off to visit Provence, Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) and the Southern Alpes!
    You will help to run Abbe Photo communication in English: social media, website, contact with partners, etc. This can be done from your cellphone or tablet from anywhere!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Occitan: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in your own apartment in our family home in the historical pedestrian center of the Provence village of Roquebrune sur Argens. This 16th century house has a self-contained apartment on the ground floor with a living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, with a double bed. You will have your own room and food. The house has reliable fast ADSL internet connection (Wifi and Ethernet).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Availability from September 2023, 2 weeks minimum, with a preference for one or more months, until early November (before it gets cold!). Available again after the winter from March 2024.

    Looking for either an individual or 2 people (friends or couple).

    100 euros per week (or 150 euros if you are a couple) for your food allowance, you cook for yourself as you have your own accommodation (the owner François lives hours away with his family and stays on some occasions in his own bedroom).

    Located 10kms from the sea, Roquebrune is situated between Cannes, Nice and Aix en Provence, Marseille. There is a 7-day a week bus service running to the nearest city: Saint Raphaël - Fréjus.

    The nearest train stations are Saint Raphaël Valescure (direct bus) and Les Arcs Draguignan
    The nearest airport is Nice (bus from Saint Raphaël station).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The house has reliable fast ADSL internet connection (Wifi and Ethernet). There are 2 real desks with office chairs in separate rooms.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day per helper, 4 days a week

Host ref number: 327917987325


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