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Name of the site: Château du Port-Miou

City/Department: Cassis, Bouches du Rhône 

Owner of the site: City of Cassis 

Site: Castle of Port-Miou dating from the XIXth century, actual harbour master’s office of the Port-Miou cove

Number of simultaneous integration jobs:

Beginning and end of the project: from 2017 to 2020 

Title prepared: Old Building Mason and Building Maintenance Agent

Winner: Mission Stéphane Bern

Key figures

24 people trained on the entire site

16 people found a job

4 trainings provided

100% qualification to the professional title of Mason of the old building

100% qualification for the professional title of Building Maintenance Agent


The restoration of the Château de Port-Miou was the support of an ACTA VISTA training from May 2017 to September 2020, based on the professional gesture. This integration and training project was born from the will of the City of Cassis, owner of the site, to restore the entire building destroyed by time and bad weather, including a strong social and territorial approach. The objective was to train a team of 8 local job seekers per cycle in the trades of the Old Building, and to accompany them towards a return to the job market.

Located at the entrance of the Calanques National Park and surveyed each year by thousands of visitors, the Château de Port-Miou now hosts, after three years of restoration: the Harbour Master’s Office of the Zone de Mouillages d’Équipements Légers (ZMEL); the office of the Calanques National Park and several premises for personalities from the associative and academic world, working on the geology of the large local marine aquifer.

Work sites and works

Various restoration actions have been carried out at the Château de Port-Miou.

Cycle 1 :

  • restoration of the framework and the roofing ;
  • restoration of the facades in lime coating;
  • restoration of the stone stairs and a cistern.

Cycle 2 :

  • finishing of the facade renderings ; 
  • renovation of the terrace of the Capitainerie; 
  • manufacture and installation of the external woodwork; 
  • restoration of the guardrails and access gates to the site.

Cycle 3 (2019-2020) : 

  • creation of terracotta paving on the terraces
  • restoration of stone bays;
  • renovation of the interior spaces (partitions, insulation, painting, interior woodwork, parquet floors, tiling, installation of sanitary facilities, installation of lighting).