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Name of the site: Building of the architectural heritage of the heart of the city

City/Department: La Ciotat, Bouches du Rhône

Master of work: City of La Ciotat

Site: Architectural heritage building in the heart of the city of La Ciotat

Number of simultaneous integration positions: 12 (i.e. approximately 20 people supported per year)

Beginning and end of the project : Since 2021

Title prepared: Building maintenance agent

Supervision: A technical supervisor, stone cutter and a team leader


The heart of the city of La Ciotat, home to a rich architectural heritage, has become since May 2021 a training ground for an ACTA VISTA integration and vocational training site, where various buildings are being restored by our team. This workcamp was born from the will of the City of La Ciotat, to make the restoration of its heritage an opportunity of integration for the Ciotadens.

Key figures

20 people trained each year

100% of positive outcomes (employment, training, resolution of housing problems)

Workcamps and works

Various development and maintenance actions are carried out on the sites:

  • Interior work (partitions, ceilings, electricity, sanitary equipment)
  • Renovation work on old tiled floors and installation of tiles;
  • Renovation of old woodwork and installation of new woodwork;
  • Interior and exterior finishing work (facade and interior coating, painting)
  • Maintenance work on stone and lime mortar walls; 
  • Maintenance and renovation of ironwork.