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Name of the site: Le Fort Ganteaume

City/Department: City of Marseille, Bouches du Rhône

Master of work: Ministry of Armed Forces

Site: Fort Ganteaume (lower part of Fort Saint-Nicolas), classified as a historical monument

Number of jobs in integration at the same time: 24 jobs in integration, i.e. about fifty people per year

Start of intervention: 2013

Title prepared: Old Building Mason

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

Presentation

Fort Ganteaume (lower part of Fort Saint-Nicolas), classified as a historical monument since 1969, became again in 2022 a support for ACTA VISTA’s integration and vocational training workcamps. Property of the French Army, this monument is now occupied by the Mess Circle of the Marseille-Aubagne Defense Base.

Key figures

20 people trained each year

2 out of 3 find their way back to work

9 out of 10 qualify for the exams presented

Work sites and works

Various restoration actions are carried out on the West and South ramparts:

  • Restoration of the ramparts: facades; parapets, fire hydrants and bays,
  • Reinforcement of the rocky base of the ramparts;
  • Restitution and stone cutting, mortar work and lime coatings.
  • Restitution of the gargoyles in stone of Cassis;