An economic activity that creates jobs, tourism also spreads the reputation of the Rhone Valley. That is why CNR works to enhance the natural and cultural wealth of the Rhone Valley through one of the sections of its missions in the general interest.
Closer ties with the neighbouring population
- New sections of the ViaRhôna cycle track have been laid, 65% of which runs across 65 % the land managed by CNR. The objective is to lay 150 km of additional track by 2018.
- Actions in favour of nautical activities on the Rhone, especially jousting, an old tradition in the Rhone Valley.
- Partnerships with angling federations.
- Partnerships with the territories to protect their heritage.
- Support is given to cultural associations that put forward actions relating to the Rhone.
Developing industrial tourism
- Hydroelectric development schemes have been opened to the public to allow it to discover the industrial heritage of the Rhone and CNR’s knowhow. The first visits were made to the plants of Vallabrègue (Gard) and Bollène (Vaucluse) during summer 2015.
Promoting river tourism
- Construction of berths for river cruisers at La Voulte-sur-Rhône, Montélimar, Valence and Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.
- Studies to build a new marina on the Upper Rhone, at Brégnier-Cordon.
Mayor of Rochemaure
CNR helped us to determine our territorial project that grouped six municipalities (Rochemaure, Le Teil, Viviers, Ancône, Montélimar and Châteauneuf-du-Rhône) with the good advice to include our actions in the Rhone plan. Our first success was the Himalayan footbridge built over the river for the ViaRhôna cycle track.