The Geology and Museums of the Jura Region of France
Thick-skinned Dinosaurs and Thin-skinned Tectonics June 11th 2017 – 18th June 2017
Leaders: Eric Buffetaut, Dick Moody
Departure: Sunday June 11th: London Heathrow – Lyon. Overnight in Lyon. Trip will include visits to four museums with wonderful fossil collections, various dinosaur footprint localities and a unique hominid site.
Day 2. Monday June 12th: Lyon to Cerin. Fossiliferous lithographic limestones, visit to museum and quarry, lunch, and on to Martignat footprint site (5km from Oyonnax). Evening and night in Oyonnax with tour of the collections of the Société des Naturalistes d’Oyonnax (Late Jurassic rudists etc.). Overnight in Oyonnax.
Day 3. Tuesday June 13th. Oyonnax and Loulle area to see dinosaur footprint site and study Kimmeridgian coral reefs at Plagne with lunch at Nantua (glacial scenery with good Late Jurassic section), dinosaur footprint sites at Hautecourt Romanéche and Coisia, then back to Oyonnax for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4. Wednesday June 14th. Oyonnax to Macon visiting dinosaur footprint site at Loulle and overview of typical folds of the Jura. Afternoon visit to famous Palaeolithic site (and museum) at Solutré Pouilly. Overnight in Macon.
Day 5. Thursday June 15th. Short tour of Beaujolais and afternoon visit to see the geological site and museum at Espace Pierres Folles. Overnight Lyon.
Day 6. Friday June the 16th. Tour of Lyon including a visit to the magnificent Musée des Confluences. Overnight Lyon.
Return: Day 7. Saturday 17th. Lyon to London Heathrow.
Estimated cost per person including flights, local transport and hotel B&B. £660.00 (sharing twin room).
Contact address: Prof RTJ Moody, Gnoll House, 15 Forster Rd, Guildford, GU2 9AE