What is the GPRA procedure?

The Rhône-Alpes Regional Council is committed via a specific measure, the “GPRA”, “Grand Projet Rhône Alpes” (Major Rhône-Alpes Project). This contractual procedure is conducted with the Southern Ardèche Country, the Monts d’Ardèche Regional Natural Park, the Ardèche Gorges Management Union, the Pont-d’Arc Cave Joint Union and the Ardèche General Council. 25 million euros have been raised to offer the best opportunities for local products and to encourage the development of new economic activities. The image and the higher education and research relating to the painted Cave of Vallon Pont-d’Arc, known as Chauvet Cave, is one of the priorities.

More specifically, the GPRA is also supporting initiatives as part of its new tourism strategy based on the Pont-d’Arc Cave Project (Grand Projet La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc). The design and implementation of these initiatives are a collective effort. They involve training for professionals, communication campaigns, as well as a specific survey on structuring networks focused on specific topics.