About the local hosting organizationLocated at the mouth of the Charente river, the peninsula of Fouras-les-Bains has three harbours and five beaches in the Atlantic coast. In an idyllic setting with views on Fort Boyard, you will work for the rehabilitation of “Le Fort de l'Aiguille”. This fort is a redoubt, a fortification system built by the French military engineer Vauban that was used to protect Fouras from a potential enemy sea invasion.
About the volunteer workThis project is a continuation of the work undertaken last year by the volunteers. You will work on the restoration of a new part of the main façade of the redoubt. You will help the technical leader to remove plants from the façade, and to remove and replace the chalk mortar joints between the stones. Other works of traditional masonry are planned, such as working on the stone coping (top layer of the wall) and stone cutting.
Local accommodationcollective, in tents, in Fouras’ camping *** (swimming pool, multi-sports space, WIFI, snack ...)
About the project locationFouras-les-Bains, Charente-Maritime, 20 km from La Rochelle If you like the beach and the ocean, you can spend every free minute enjoying them! You can also visit the Aix Island by boat. It is a small car-free island in the middle of the ocean. As it is a popular sea-side resort, June also provides the chance for participation in summer events.