Participants are sought for a working holiday organised by REMPART, a union of 170 heritage organisations throughout France.
The working holiday provides opportunity to take part in the restoration of the remains of the Vauban Military Fort on the magnificent île de Cezon, c. 30km from the historic maritime city of Brest. Originally built in the late 1600s to protect the city from British forces, the fort was expanded during the reign of Napoleon III and occupied by Germans forces during the Second World War.
Participants will be part of a team working on the fort’s stonework and tasks will include stone removal, cleaning and masonry. Accommodation will be in dormitories inside the fort and participants will require a sleeping bag, pillow and torch. The site is ecologically-protected, with rainwater showers, etc, and all products used must be fully biodegradeable. There will be opportunity to explore the surrounding area, sample the local cuisine and enjoy activities including swimming.
Dates: 4-15 July 2016; 18-29 July; 1-12 August; 15-26 August.
Price: 215€ (approx. £170, based on exchange rate on 13/06/2016)