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SJ02 FRANCIA Aix Island RENO,CULT 25/04/2020 16/05/2020

THE HISTORY OF THE ATLANTIC COAST 2 | SJ02 | 2020-04-25 - 2020-05-16 | RENO,CULT | Age: 18 - 90

The islands which border the Atlantic coast were, during the last centuries the barrier that protected the French coastline. From those islands, the Island of Aix, small pedestrian island in the Atlantic is a place steeped in history. For several years, the Island of Aix has been josting international projects as part of the restoration of Fort Liédot.To continue the conservation acrions and actions to conserve and restore the island’s heritage, while promoting its dynamism and local development, a partnership between the Ile d Aix municipality, Solidarités Jeunesses and the Conservatoire du littoral has been set up.

Work: You will participate on this site in the restoration of the large west stone shooting range, which faces Fort Liédot. The works will consist of de-vegetating the site in order to start masonry work and traditional stone cutting on rubble walls. You will have the mission to cut and replace the stones then to de-grout and regrout the wall, in hydraulic heat.

Accomodation and food: Collective in shared rooms (4 beds) at the Armand Falliéres housing center, near Fort Liedot. The food and meals will be prepared, in a rotation of roles.

Location: Aix Island

Location and Leisure: Location: In the middle of the sea, 20 km of Rochefort-under Sea; Charente Maritime. Leisure activities: In the Island of Aix, you can profit out of numerous nautical activities as the fish and the sailing with the local clubs. The beach, the bike rides bordering the sea, beach volleyball and other pleasures are to be discovered. You can also visit forts and museums as well as certain cities such as La Rochelle and Rochefort. The time dedicated to leisure activities promote the meeting with inhabitants who wait for you with impatience!

Train/Bus station: Closest train station: Rochefort (17300)

Requirements:

Language: eng,fra

Extra Fee: 0