It is one of the 18 French “emblematic sites” that had been announced for the 2021 edition of the Heritage Mission. The shooting director post of the City of Alet, in Saint-Malo, will receive, on Saturday morning, on the occasion of Heritage Days, an endowment of 260,000 € for its restoration. This sum comes from the fourth edition of the Heritage Loto organized by the FDJ. In all, an amount of 7 million euros was shared between the 18 “emblematic sites” (13 in mainland France, 5 overseas), depending on the financing needs of each.
Restore the firing station to reopen it to the public
The City of Alet is a natural promontory, fortified since Antiquity, which was equipped in the 17th century by Vauban with several batteries intended to protect the entrance to the Rance, the port and the city of Saint-Malo. During the Second World War, the Germans continued the fortification, including adding the iconic firing post. “This bunker has deteriorated a lot since the post-war period. Closed to the public for security reasons, its restoration would welcome the public and complete the cultural offer of Memorial 39-45 which was created on this site in 1994, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation ” , indicated the Heritage Foundation when announcing the selection of the site.
Other sites – one per department – will benefit from the amount that will be collected by the new “Heritage Mission” games offer from the FDJ: a 15 euros scratch ticket marketed since August 30 and 6 consecutive Loto draws between September 6 and 18. The four Breton sites selected for 2021 are as follows: the castle of Kerlaudy in Plouénan (29); the Notre-Dame-des-Fontaines church in Pontrieux (22); the church of Saint-Pierre du Verger (35) and the manor of the Court of Launay in Fougerêts (56). The amounts allocated to these sites will be known at the end of the year.