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Geology of the Languedoc

More interesting sites in the Aude département:
  • Rennes-les-Bains. Mineralisation in a number of spots in the area, hot springs in Rennes used for communal baths since Roman times. Click here for more on Rennes-les-Bains.
  • Gorges de Galamus
  • Chateau de Quéribus.
  • Chateau de Peyrepertuse.
  • Fontfroide. Ancient abbey. Slices of Lower Cretaceous thrust over Upper Cretaceous. Rudist reefs in front.
  • Espéraza. Interesting geology as well as palaentology. Click Here
Vernet-les-Bains. (Roussillon) Geological Museum. Suitable for all ages.  4 exhibition rooms.  Guided tours in 4 languages (including English).  The Fossils (mainly marine), represent all the geological stages covering a period from - 550 million years (beginning of the primary era) till - 2 million years (dawn of humanity).  There are very few comprehensive geological collections like this in France accessible to the general public.  The Museum is supported by the University, the Academy and the Departmental Board of Tourism.   Opening hours April, May, October : from 10 a.m. till 12 a.m. and from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m.  June, July, August, September : from 9.30 a.m. till 12 a.m. and from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m.  November till March : from Wednesdays till Sundays (only in the afternoon)
Musée géologique,  Parc du Casino,  66820 Vernet-les-Bains    Tél. 04 68 05 77 97 - 04 68 05 52 37
Click on the following link for a summary of the main geological Period, Epochs and Ages  Period, Epochs and Ages
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