You will work on the restoration of a new part of the main facade of the Fort Vauban. You will help the technical leader to remove plants from the facade, and to remove and replace the chalk mortar joints between the stones. Other works of traditional masonry are also planned, such as redoing the stone coping (top layer of the wall) and stonecutting.
in groups, in tents on Fouras’ campground *** (swimming pool, multi-sports space, WIFI, snacks …). The meals will be prepared by your group.
Location: Fouras-les-Bains, Charente-Maritime, located 20 km from La Rochelle.
Leisure activities: If you like the beach, ocean and shells, you can spend every free minute enjoying them! You can also visit the Île d’Aix, a small car-free island in the middle of the ocean, by boat. The free time also gives the opportunity to participate in local animation and to meet the locals who are glad to spend time with you.
Located at the mouth of the Charente river, the peninsula of Fouras-les-Bains contains three harbours and five beaches along the Atlantic coast. In an idyllic setting with views of Fort Boyard, you will work on the rehabilitation of the Fort of Vauban, called as well the “Fort semaphore” which is in reality the medieval castle of Fouras. The castle protected Fouras from a potential enemy sea invasion. It is surrounded by fortifications of the seventeenth century: platforms, curtains and a solid tower. This workcamp is the continuation of the partnership with the community of Fouras and his willingness to continue the actions of the local development, by intercultural dynamic thanks to the workcamps of young volunteers.