Protecting regional heritage: a driving force for rural development
The APARE has been involved for more than 30 years in heritage protection in the Mediterranean region and Provence, particularly in the Vaucluse and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The organization has become a recognized participant in the local development of these territories. Its architectural restoration projects and campuses have become part of the cultural and tourist programs, like the Dry-stone discovery trail. Thanks to the commitment of the volunteers to the work-sites and campuses, these projects become a real school for practical local development.
In addition, the economic side-benefits of the 20 to 30 camps and campuses held each year can be considerable for the host communities.