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The success of Heritage days

The European Heritage Days 2018 were a great success for Cézon, we welcomed nearly 1300 people!

Attendance figures are "historical". We had to open the doors even before the tide had discovered the Ford as the visitors flocked to the beach of Cézon and began to cross "with wet feet"!

The visitors, very often local, told us of their joy to discover this island which seemed to them mysterious although known to all or their surprise by discovering the progress of the sites. Thanks to Heritage days (and the Lotto), the Fort is gaining notoriety and making the local history known to everyone.

On Saturday, visitors were able to enjoy the performances and installations of the artists of the Coopérative 109:

  • Catherine Le Flochmoan has read excerpts from the play "Blockhouse" by Alexandre Koutchevsky, which she will stage next season in Cézon, with those who wish (if you are interested, do not hesitate to write to us now),
  • Hughes Germain introduced us "The Look of the sea"… ", a camera obscura created in situ specially,
  • Christofer Bjurström Enchanted the island with its electronic flute,
  • Leonor Canales came with Marilyn to liven up the esplanade where pancakes and cakes were served.

On Sunday, Kevin Wright and Olga Bystram transported visitors to a jazzy island, simply with a voice and 6 strings of guitar.

The weekend was also a success thanks to the participation of members of the Association Jardin Archipelago who presented their work and animate the vegetable garden all year round, as well as at the Landé'tour, organized by the Association EOL de Landéda, whose playful stroll And music allowed many walkers to visit Cézon.

A happy weekend on Cézon so, which can also be summed up in pictures:


When Heritage rhymes with poetry

This weekend is the European Heritage Days in Cézon!

This weekend, the Cézon Association opens the doors of Fort Cézon! In addition to this unusual visit of the Fort, several artists will accompany us on paths of creation and will reveal the island in all its poetry.

There will be for the pleasure of your eyes and your ears!

  • On Saturday, the artists of the Coopérative 109 will transform the island into a poetic haven,
  • On Sunday, Kevin Wright and Olga Bystram will "ring the
    Blues ",
  • Paul Madec to perform the Gwerz Darvoud Landeda.

There will also be some for the taste buds, with pancakes and cakes!

Join us between 14:40 and 17:40 Saturday 15 September and between 16:00 and 18:00 Sunday 16!

"Cézon, a jewel in the heart of the Aber Wrac'h": Publication of our book!

We had this project in our drawers for a long time, and are delighted to announce that we are there: The book "Cézon, a case in the heart of the Aber Wrac'h" was released!

Conceived with the help of six students of the IUP heritage of Quimper, this book reveals the history and secrets of Cézon and its fort. Returning to Vauban's work, his role in defending the coast, the daily lives of the inhabitants of the fort, and his more contemporary history, the book plunges you into the intimacy of the island…

To buy our book, nothing simpler:

  • Visit one of our sales outlets in Landéda (useful, BZZT, the Cafe du Port, the Ty Room Workshop) or Lannilis (centre Leclerc, Maison de la Press),
  • Participate in ad hoc sales according to the activities of the association (e.g. the heritage days on 15 and 16 September),
  • Or attend a guided tour.

The sale price of this book is 12 euros, support price for the association and preservation of our heritage. If this book has convinced you of the need to save the fort and you are ready to join us in this beautiful mission, you will find on our site the different ways to help us!

We want to thank all the people who took part in the design of the book, and wish you a very good reading! Once you have devoured our book, all you have to do is visit the island in Flesh and blood: Check out our guided tours!

Cézon and the Heritage Mission of Stéphane Bern

National recognition

Fort Cézon is one of 269 projects selected from 2000 French sites in peril. The fortunate elect will be supported by the "Heritage in danger Mission" carried by Stéphane BERN!

This is, for us, a magnificent recognition of our approach and of the reality of the heritage, territorial and cultural value of Fort Cézon!

It is a lever to reinforce the notoriety of our action, to welcome new partners and supporters, who are the guarantors of the sustainability and the culmination of our ambition as well as to develop our project of restoration and Requalification of the Fort.

and concretely?

The heritage at risk mission will be funded by a portion of the Heritage Lottery's gains, next September:

  • Twelve million copies of scratch games put on sale from 3 September 2018
  • A special draw of the Super lotto of 13 million euros on Friday 14 September 2018
"Mission Heritage" Scratch games

Thanks to these games, the French games expects that 15 to 20 million euros will be allocated to the specific fund of the Heritage Foundation for the preservation of the heritage at risk, and will therefore be distributed among the 269 project holders, with priority the 18 So-called emblematic monuments. We are not part of it but we can still hope for a serious boost.

In addition to these games, a great campaign of donations "together, Save Our Heritage" is launched by the Heritage Foundation: to help Fort Cézon, it is here!

"Write his island…" In Cézon!

Want to discover the abers otherwise? Register for the nomadic and poetic writing workshop organized by the Association Cézon, the Médiatèque Ecume des Mer in Landéda and the Coopérative 109. The workshop will be hosted by Leonor Canales, actress and director of the company "A Petite Step".

This Friday, 13 July, in the framework of the programme "Les Îles", will take place the workshop "write his island", reserved for 13 people, of at least 15 years.

The start will be from the Landéda library at 9.30 am and the suite will be on Cézon. In the evening, written words will be returned at a meeting open to the public, at 6.30 pm at the Media Library. Don't forget your picnic!

A Friday for a day exploring the meanders of Cézon Island with 13 travelers, with only companions your notebooks and pencils!

Contact the Media Library at 02 98 30 83 85 to reserve your seat.

We offer 2 civic service missions

We propose two missions of animation and mediation of the heritage, during 6 or 8 months. Together with the members of the association and the employees, the volunteer will take part in different actions.

Mission 1: Tourist and cultural animation

  • reception of the public individually or in groups
  • guided tours, great games
  • preparation of events

Mission 2: Animation of volunteer sites

  • welcoming volunteers in the different building activities
  • stewardship, material organization
  • visitors' reception

To find out more and apply:

In spring everything is revived!

They went through the gardeners in March… Not even afraid of the rain.

They were ironed by the carpenters, put the sanitary facilities back in place.

And then they arrived…  45 Navy youth in voluntary military Service with their 9 supervisors, end of April! A huge stroke of hands and arms, and also of the heart, for two days.

As much to say that with all these shipyards, spring has started strong on the island and gives us rhythm for the year that begins.

From May onwards, we open the fort every week for the "Thursdays in the Works".  You want to be?

And if you want to register for the international summer stays,

In July it is not here:

In August it is this way:

Vive 2018! General Mobilization!

We entered the flat in 2018, the future pulls us by the channel! Our first appointment is the General Assembly. The time to share our successes (there were many in 2017), and our solutions. The time also to debate a vision for the future for 2018 and beyond.

It will be like always a dynamic moment, where we seek to be as concrete as possible.

See you on Friday, February 23rd at the Aber Wrac'h in the UCPA conference room. It's open to everyone.

  • 18h30 – Home and (re) memberships
  • 19:00-Extraordinary assembly: change of Statutes
  • 19H20-Ordinary assembly: balance sheet 2017, orientations 2018
  • 8.30 pm-Aperitif: The association offers to drink, each one brings a tiny nibbles to share

In order for the debates to be alive and to keep the timetable, we will not enter into all the details of the various and varied reports. On the other hand you can discover them in extenso here: KIT of the participant-AG 2018

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than the way it has travelled for almost three years, especially in recent months. Follow our news in our newsletters "info Cézon", archived to the right of this article.

The heart is big like that, we count a lot of hands and now we move on two legs: the restoration sites and the animations of all kinds, cultural, artistic.

The enthusiasm and the volunteer energy are supported by many public supporters or from local businesses but it is not enough and we call on each of you to transform the essay, to concretize our future projects:

  • The edition of a brochure of 40 illustrated pages,
  • The purchase of materials indispensable for the works, the reception of the visitors and the artists: Barnum, bleachers, Sono, concrete mixer …
  • The coaching of volunteers for the initiation of the heritage professions
  • … And of course the restoration work of the Fort

We launch a double campaign:

  1. To finance cultural action, purchase of materials, volunteer work,
  2. (through the Heritage Foundation) to finance the work carried out by companies.

Your donations are eligible for a reduction in income taxes (66% of your donation in tax reduction) or on corporations (60%).

It's all simple, just click left on the button ← make a donation

Don't hesitate.

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Autumn is in full swing

Summer is behind us, with all the good memories of deployed energy and unforgettable encounters.

Autumn is rich in the color of the foliage but also work and activities on the island and outside, with schools and the cooperative 109, with the Quimper IEP students who concoct a brochure, with local tourism stakeholders, with the network Rampart, etc.

In fact there is still to do… but we are not necessarily available to communicate as we should.  That we forgive us. Soon, you will receive a new issue of our "news of Cézon". To subscribe, simply click on the right button at the top left of this article

Otherwise, it is always possible to follow our activities on Facebook.

2018 is looming on the horizon. We need a little ways for the future, to fund our work and our activities.  Your support is invaluable. Thanks in advance to those who wish to make a donation to the association. Do you know what which? Click on the button below and you will learn more

Nice day!