What’s at stake? What are the implications?

What’s at stake? What are the implications?

The listing of the cave as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is truly a success for all stakeholders in the area who have joined forces to serve the conservation, legacy, understanding, and the promotion of the painted Caverne du Pont-d’Arc.
This project is supported by Europe, the French government, the Rhône-Alpes region, and the Ardèche department. The project is establishing a management and promotion plan for the area. This approach is at the heart of an ambitious and concerted effort for the area, focused on cultural and environmental development.
So that as many people as possible can understand what the original cave was about, a replica and an exhibition space have been built. They enable total immersion and a comprehensive and immediate understanding of the cave and of its environment. Cutting-edge scientific work contributed to this.

Over 500 people participated in the14 June 2010 public meeting presenting the major Pont-d’Arc Cave project, and the official launch of the Support Committee for the UNESCO World Heritage listing