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SJ74 FRANCIA L île d Aix RENO,CULT 28/09/2020 19/10/2020

FORT LIEDOT ON AIX ISLAND | SJ74 | 2020-09-28 - 2020-10-19 | RENO,CULT | Age: 18 - 90

 

The island of Aix is a small pedestrian island in the Atlantic. Heavily marked by its eventful seafaring past, this island houses many places steeped in history, most notably Fort Liébot constructed oby Vauban which is classified as a historical monument. The island of Aix is a loyal partner of the association Maison des Bateleurs – Solidarités Jeunesses, for several years it s hosted international workcamps that focus on the renovation of different sites that are a significant part of the island s heritage (batteries, forts). The fort Liédot has 3 wall walks, but today, only one is secure enough to be visited by residents and tourists, due to previous work. The objective is to be able to open the Fort completely to visitors. With this project, you will be actively working for the Sustainable Development Goal n°11 from the United Nations: Sustainable cities and communities.

Work: You will continue the restoration work being done of Fort Liédot. The workcamp will consist of removing vegetation from a part of the fort in order to start masonry work. Youll then have to degrout the stones before regrouting them with lime mortar. The technical superivisor will share traditional masonry techniques with you that are identical to those used during the original construction of Fort Liédot. Youll also need to monitor the state of the stone walls, repair the stones that are in poor condition, and replace or strengthen them.

Accomodation and food: Communal living in the buildings of a former summer camp at the center of the village. Food will be provided to you, and meals will be prepared alternately by participants.

Location: L île d Aix

Location and Leisure: Location: In the middle of the sea, 20km from Rochefort-sur-Mer, Charente-Maritime. Leisure activities: On the Island of Aix, you can take advantage of everything living by the ocean has to offer! Fishing, sailing with local clubs, biking along the water, and of course relaxing on the beach are just some of the things you can spend your free time enjoying. You can also visit nearby forts and museums, as well as cities like La Rochelle and Rochefort, and your free time is a perfect opportunity to meet the locals!

Train/Bus station: Rochefort (17300)

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Language: eng,fra

Extra Fee: 0