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Acta Vista

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Acta Vista
Country and localization
France, Marseille
Supported people
228 people in insertion
Project helped in
2010-2011-2012-2014
Amount of the support
185,000 euros

Social insertion of the disadvantaged through a project for the restoration of Fort Saint-Nicolas in Marseille.

The Acta Vista French association was created in 2001 and specializes in restoring and enhancing national heritage buildings. It uses its know-how and expertise to train disadvantaged people and foster their professional integration. Acta Vista is active throughout the PACA region in Southern France and recruits over 300 marginalized people every year.

Since 2009, Acta Vista has been carrying out the restoration of the Saint-Nicolas Fort in Marseille by means of insertion projects training socially vulnerable people. They are trained in stone-cutting, stonework specifically applied to listed monuments and heritage, and modern techniques and materials. At the end of their training, they obtain an Old-Build Mason diploma. The association also provides social assistance, help with finding work, training and technical supervision.

Since 2010, Solidarity Accor has supported the different steps of the restoration of the Fort Saint-Nicolas gunpowder factory. 

In 2014, Solidarity Accor helped with the purchase and rental of the equipment required for the restoration of Fort Ganteaume, located on the lower part of Fort Saint-Nicolas. This new stage in the restoration work shall be carried out by 40 beneficiaries.

The project holder
Loïc Fauchille
General Manager Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port

It was all about helping relegated people to find their way back into jobs, sharing traditional savoir-faire and enhancing heritage: I loved this association’s goals as soon as I heard about them. I feel there is something very rewarding and forward-looking about them.