The objective of this workcamp will be to continue the restoration work of Fort Liédot. The workcamp consists of removing vegetation covering from the fort, in order to start the masonry work. You will then have to disjoin and rejoin with lime mortar. The technical supervisor will train you in the traditional masonry techniques, identical to those used during the construction of Fort Liédot. You will also have to take care of the stone walls, by identifying the stones in bad conditions and replacing them.
Collectively in the centre of the village. Food ingredients will be provided and in exchange you will have to take care of preparing your meals.
Location: In the middle of the sea! 20Km from Rochefort-sur Mer, Charente Maritime.
Leisure activities: In l’ile d’Aix you will be able to enjoy several nautical activities such as fishing and sailing with local clubs. Pleasures like the beach, the bike rides by the ocean, beach volleyball and many more are available for discovery. You can also visit some cities like La Rochelle and Rochefort. The leisure time will encourage the mingling with the inhabitants, who are excited to meet new people!
L’ile d’Aix is a small pedestrian island in the Atlantic Ocean. Marked by an eventful maritime past, this island contains lots of places filled with history, especially the Fort Liedot, built by Vauban and listed as a Historical Monument. The community carries out different actions throughout the year to give life to this site. L’ile d’Aix is a loyal partner to the association Maison des Bateleurs – Solidarités Jeunesses, they have hosted several workcamps throughout the years. The fort includes 3 wall-walks, thanks to previous projects, you can safely visit one of the wall-walks today.