August 2018, 2BDM won the invitation to tender for the restoration of the moats of the Bellegarde château, located in the Loiret.
Sited in the center of one of the main cities of the Gatinais, the Bellegarde château is comprised of a vast group of buildings that brings together a keep built in the 12th century, as well as many buildings erected, in the 16th and 17th centuries, around a forecourt and a bailey.
Our mission began with a diagnosis of the moats. Next, considering the program established by the city of Bellegarde, we handled, as project manager, consolidatiing the main walls of the destabilized scarp and counterscarp, remounting the collapsed or ruined parapets, cleaning the platforms and reestablishing the old footbridges. The work was done in four phases: the northern bridge and exterior moats, the western interior moats, the eastern interior moats and lastly the southern pond and exterior moats.
The restoration of the moats is part of a global project led by the municipality, which wishes to make the Bellegrade château a major heritage site in the Loiret by giving it back all its grandeur.
The moats are a listed Historic Monument.