Development levers 

The cave discovery, scientific research, UNESCO application, and creation of the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc are all closely related to each other. For all the stakeholders of this Major Project, they offer a unique occasion to create a true dynamic for the development of the area. The Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and the Ardèche General Council have thus launched an ambitious programme to support and invest in the area with the support of the French national government, Europe, and local authorities.
The goal is to encourage balanced and sustainable development in the area, create jobs, preserve and promote the environment, and extend the national and international influence of Ardèche and the Rhône-Alpes.

Round-table on the cave and the UNESCO application in Paris, at the Quai Branly Museum in December 2011