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Name of the site: Hôpital Caroline

City/Department: Marseille, Iles du Frioul

Owner of the site: City of Marseille 

Architect / Project manager: Philippe Matonti, heritage architect 

Site: Caroline Hospital

Number of simultaneous integration jobs: 58 (120 per year)

Start-end of project: 2007-2022

Title prepared: Mason of the old building 

Expertise / support for heritage: DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur


The Hôpital Caroline, the last Lazaretto in the Mediterranean region built in the 19th century, classified as a historical monument since 1980 and owned by the City of Marseille, has been the site of ACTA VISTA’s workcamps for integration and professional training since 2007. It allows the implementation and development of an innovative and committed social project on the Frioul Islands in Marseille, for the inhabitants of the region.

On this site, 58 jobs were contracted each year, with permanent entries and exits. This site has enabled the training of more than 120 job seekers from the region each year.

Key figures

120 people trained per year

9 out of 10 qualify for the exams presented

2 out of 3 find their way back to work

Work sites and works

The following restoration work has been carried out:

  • Making the site safe;
  • Reinforcement: the surrounding wall of the entrance, Pavillon Saint Charles Borromée, Pavillon des Entrées, the Capitainerie and Pavillon Belsunce;
  • Repair of the roof: Pavillon des Déclarations and Pavillon Saint Roch;
  • Restoration: Sanitary Pavilions and Chevalier Roze Pavilion;
  • Restoration in part of the Stewards’ Pavilion and the Harbour Master’s Office;
  • Manufacture of carpentry in the carpentry workshop for ACTA VISTA’s construction sites