International Fossil Day in Beaujolais !
Let's discover fossils of the Lafarge quarry with the association Géo-Paléo !
"How to describe messages hidden in rocks and fossils?
What to learn today of those past times on the Earth's ecology?"
Experts on the subject will come to Beaujolais talking about their researches, excavations... and answer all your questions!
Saturday, the 14th of October - Conferences and debates in Mongré high-school (Villefranche-sur-Saône)
Sunday, the 15th of October - Fieldtrip (Lafarge Quarry)
Famous throughout the world for its wines and vineyards, the Beaujolais is also a region shaped by man, who has reaped the benefits of the soil's diversity. Its past is literally written in stone: in the golden, red, white, grey or black rocks and stones that have visibly been put to good use in local construction. This remarkable geology has given rise to great diversity, not only in the landscapes and heritage, but also in terms of human activity, in the culture and traditions that form the identity of the Beaujolais region.