Auray Quiberon Terre Atlantique’s Megaliths Construction yard

A unique european professional insertion program

Due to the large number of megalithic monuments present on the Auray territory, the Conurbation Community of Auray Quiberon Terre Atlantique implements a professional insertion program, exclusively dedicated to the landscaping and regular maintenance of the megaliths, and created on the initiative of the DRAC heritage services.

The implementation of these works requires expertise and specific knowledge in terms of restoration and conservation of these sites which are, for most of them, protected as Historic Monuments.

Also, the programming of works is established in consultation with the DRAC heritage services, and in partnership with the Sensitive Natural Areas, the Morbihan Departmental Archaeological Service, the Coastal Conservatory, the National Forestry Office, the municipalities and the landowners. The awareness of the technical supervisors regarding the different kinds of monuments and on how to work on protected archaeological sites, as well as the scientific and technical control are also provided by these heritage services.

Beyond its valorisation and preservation of megalithic heritage mission, the Chantier des Mégalithes (the Megaliths Construction Sites) is a stepping stone to employment.

Indeed, about 20 workers in a professional integration program (with a contract of 4 months sometimes renewable) are individually coached by a socio-professional coordinator every year. She ensures a weekly training and integration monitoring and supports them in implementing their professional project. In individual or collective workshops, employees learn how to search for a job, how to update their CV or even how to prepare for job interviews. They also benefit from the intervention of health and business professionals or training organizations… In the field, the supervisor organises the tasks and trains the workers to use specific equipment, passing on real competences and expertise, thus facilitating their reconstruction and return to employment.

The Chantier des Mégalithes intervenes today in about 67 sites and monuments falling into any kind of property, which are mostly protected as Historic Monuments (85%) and, sometimes, as natural heritage (Sensitive Natural Areas, Natura 2000 …). It receives financial support from the Ministry of Labor and Employment and the Departmental Council for its socio-professional integration actions, and from the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the National Monuments Centre for its preservation and valorisation of the heritage sites.

Horaires d’ouvertures

  • lundi 08:30–12:00, 13:30–17:30
  • mardi 08:30–12:00, 13:30–17:30
  • mercredi 08:30–12:00, 13:30–17:30
  • jeudi 08:30–12:00, 13:30–17:30
  • vendredi 08:30–12:00, 13:30–16:30
  • Fermé samedi et dimanche



Porte Océane – 40, rue du Danemark
CS 70447 – 56404 Auray Cedex

Delphine AUBIN, Chargée de mission Culture et Patrimoine
Anne Françoise MORICE, Responsable du Service Insertion, Solidarités et Gens du voyage

Téléphone : 02 22 76 03 92

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