This project is a continuation of the work undertaken last year by volunteers. Your main project will be working on the restoration of a new part of the redoute’s main facade. You will help the technical leader remove vegetation from the facade, and remove and replace the lime mortar that keeps the stones of the redoubt in place. Other traditional masonry work is also planned, such as stonecutting and redoing the capstones that decorate the top of the redoute.
In groups, in tents on Fouras’ campground *** (swimming pool, multi-sports space, WIFI, snacks…) Food will be provided, and meals will be prepared alternately by participants.
Location: Fouras-les-Bains, Charente-Maritime, located 20 km from La Rochelle.
Leisure activities: 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. The Île d’Aix, a small car-free island in the middle of the ocean, is also available to visit by boat. Since Fouras is also a popular seaside destination, you will have the opportunity to participate in the many summer events that are put on in June.
Located at the mouth of the Charente river, the peninsula of Fouras-les-Bains is home to three harbours and five beaches along the Atlantic coast. In an idyllic setting with views of Fort Boyard, you will work on the restoration of Fort Aiguille. The fort is a redoubt, a type of fortification system built by the French military engineer Vauban, that protected Fouras from potential enemy sea invasion.