Languedoc Home    Introduction     to See    to Do    Holidays     Langudoc Wine     Languedoc Life    Getting There    Property      History   Geography   Weather 
Cathars of the Languedoc    Cathar Castles    Languedoc Mysteries    Languedoc Books    Languedoc Photos    Articles    Emergencies    Languedoc Guides    More Information

Geology of the Languedoc

Geological sites, identified by Oxford Brookes University (see:
  • NW of Mèze. Just north of the A9 2 km NW of Mze. Dinosaur nests being discovered all the time on site and displays of bones traded from other sites.
  • Cap d'Agde. Quaternary volcano
  • Oppidum d'Enserune. An excellent viewpoint, as well as a fascinating archaeological site. Click on the following link for more on the Oppidum de Enserune.
  • WSW to Sallèles d'Aude Roman Pottery - basin clay ideal for making amphorae, roof tiles etc.
  • St. Chinian area. Pierrerue site of bauxite, red tropical soil developed on Lower Jurassic limestones.
  • Caunes-Minervois. Marble quarry on local road NE of town but west of small gorge from N.D. de Cros - walk up forest road to steep cliff (columns for Versailles)
  • SE of Durban on the D77. Cuts on east side of road contain highly deformed Triassic gypsum with bipyramidal quartz. Please don't hammer the outcrop!
  • Albas. Long south-facing hill on D106 just south of D40. Excellent outcrops of late Cretaceous to early Tertiary conglomerates, sandstones and siltstones, deposited by ancient river systems.
  • D322 between Jonquières and Coustouge. Fossils. Outcrops on south side of the road contain Eocene marine foraminifera, corals, gastropods etc.
  • St. Victor Hermitage. Narrow, twisty road to fire tower and hermitage. Superb all round views. Views north to Boutenac, thrusted from south east and west to sides of gentle anticline of ancient lake limestone. Terroir de St Victor.
  • Terra Vinea (Caves Rocbère). Underground gypsum quarry storing wine now - Sigean exit of A9.
Click on the following link for more more interesting sites in the Aude Department more interesting sites in the Aude Department
Click on the following link for a summary of the main geological Period, Epochs and Ages  Period, Epochs and Ages
Back.   Back to the main Geography page. Up  a level to Geography in the Languedoc page Next Page: More Geology   Forward.
Languedoc Home     About this Site     Site Map     Links     Contact Webmaster     Copyright and Legal     Search site for: 
The Languedoc: property,holidays,climate,naturist beaches,wildlife,wines,history,geography and Cathar castles: the Languedoc Home Page
 Level 1 -  Languedoc Home Page: Languedoc climate & weather, holidays & vacations, tourism & travel, naturism and naturist beaches,property & accomodation, Cathars & cathar castles, food & wine, history & geography, French sports & games, mountains & and lakes, and everyday life in the Languedoc-Roussillon in the South of France.
 Level 2 - Click here to go back to the main Geography page.
 Level 3 - Languedoc website. You are at level 3.
 Level 4 - Languedoc links not available from here.
 Level 5 - Languedoc links not available from here.

Geological Map.
of the
1 of 2