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Le Lude

Sarthe, Pays de la Loire region, 19th century 



december 2023 > aUGUST 2024

This long-term project is intended for a public wishing to participate in a vocational training action.


  Located among the nothernmost castles of the Loire, this site has been occupied since the Middle Ages. It served as the residence of Jean DaiIlon, chambellan of king Louis XI, in 1457. The Daillon familly worked for two centuries to embellish the castle by transforming the old medieval building into a leasure retreat. At the end of the 18th century, it was rebuilt by the marquise de Vieuville and, a century latter by the marquis de Talhouët. Classified as a Historical Monument, the castle bears witness to four centuries of French architecture.


Intended for the breeding of mare, the Jumenterie is located in the park of the castle. It corresponds to the constrution and developpment phase of the park in the 19th century, and its rounded shape is atypical.

This building is situated on a domain listed as a "Historical Monument" ever since 1992. It became in turn a Historical Monument in 2020.

Conservation and restoration of the valet house and boxes

Restoration of the boxes: plaster, masonry, cutting and laying of stones...

During this project, you will be trained, through different theoretical and practical modules, with the skills equivalent to those delivered in the CAP Mason for ancient buildings. 

Indeed, this site alternates practical sessions, on the site (masonry, stone cutting, assembly of a scaffolding, organization of a site area...), and theoretical sessions to deepen the knowledge acquired in the field (diagnosis of buildings, realization of plans, geology, operation of government services related to heritage, history of architecture...).

SEE YOU ON novembER 30 AT 10 h 30 FOR AN INFORMATION briefing !
01 43 35 15 51

More details for the candidates:

Prerequisites : No prerequisites are required, all people are welcome. We want to welcome motivated candidates, preferably with an interest in construction and heritage.

Objectives : During the training, you will be introduced to stone cutting and masonry (laying stone and plaster).

Aptitudes by the end of the training: Ability to perform masonry work to restore the old building, make plaster and formwork.

Required competences : Ability to work as a team, respect the hierarchy, the framework and the organization of the site.

Duration : 8 months (from december to august), the training takes place from Monday to Thursday, and punctually on Friday (once or twice a month). 

The training represents 1206 hours, including 990 hours in the field (on site) and 216 hours in the center (theoretical courses).

Qualifying period : Applications are accepted from November, interviews take place in November and December. Applications may be accepted during the year if there are places left.

Tarifs : No fees are charged for participation. Participants are compensated either through their Pôle emploi rights (from 18 years), or by the association. If you are interested in this training, you can contact your Pôle Emploi advisor, the local mission or your career development advisor.

Methods employed: The training alternates between work on the twin and practical exercises (stone cutting and masonry) and theoretical courses on various subjects (stone cutting, architecture, art history...).

Methods of evaluation : In order to evaluate the achievements of the participants a final exam is carried out, based on the tests of the professional title of bricklayer of the ancient building. In addition, a final assessment is carried out with each trainee.

Accessibility : The training is not adapted to receive an audience using a wheelchair; in fact, people with motor disabilities will have difficulty participating in the site. The mission is however open to people with disabilities; we are able to welcome you on this training and accompany you or, if necessary, to mobilize partners to facilitate your journey or to help you give it the best direction. For more information, you can contact our disability representative at the national delegation: Célia Le Blainvaux - 01 43 35 15 51 -

Qualification : We issue you a certificate of follow-up of a training developed according to the same standard as the training of mason for ancient building

Announcement on CarifOref :

Satisfaction rate of the trainees following the training

61 %

 24 participants out of 39

Satisfaction survey participation rate: 61%

Final Assessment Pass Rate

43 %

 17 participants out of 40 of which 26 participated in the exam

InSERTION rate following training (3 months later)

21 %

8 out of 40

Satisfaction survey participation rate: 33 %

Drop-out rate during training

36 %

 14 ot 40

Of which discontinued after being hired: 4

More details on the formation :

Several competency blocks will need to be validated, identified below as Professional Competency Certificates (PPC, CCP in french): 

     CCP - 01. Perform masonry work in old buildings
     CCP - 02. Make coatings in old buildings
     CCP - 03. Building formwork in old buildings


CCP - 01. Perform masonry work in old buildings

Build or restore a traditional local material wall.
Create openings in existing walls and deconstruct parts of structures.
Replace a masonry element.
Make a floor in paving.
Perform the assembly and disassembly operations of a foot scaffolding.

CCP - 02. Make coatings in old buildings

Perform the assembly and disassembly operations of a foot scaffolding.
Coat a masonry structure with a local traditional mortar.
Join the masonry.

CCP - 03. Building formwork in old buildings

Make wooden formwork.
Scrap and pour concrete from simple reinforced concrete structural elements.
Implement a floor beams and logs.

Opportunities: at the end of this training, you can work in the renovation/ restoration sector and thus become bricklayer for ancient buildings, mason, façadier specialized in the treatment of the facades of old buildings.

Suites du parcours : you can evolve into the trades of master worker, team leader, entrepreneur or craftsman.

Informations actualisées le 26/01/2024

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