Information on the field trip
Cost: 520€ (including meal, hotel, museum entrance and hydrocarbon-sample gift)
Duration: 3 days (12th-14th June 2018)
Number of participants: minimum 8 persons, maximum 30 persons
Departure: Lyon St Exupéry (int. airport-train station) Tuesday Jun 12th, at 10:00 a.m.
Return: Lyon St Exupéry (int. airport-train station) Thursday Jun 14th, at 17:30 p.m.
Participants will be picked up from Lyon-Saint-Exupéry international airport and its built-in high speed train (TGV) station. The field trip of 500 km will be started immediately.
All outcrop are easy to access (maximum 15 minutes of walk). Safety hats will be provided.
Lunch boxes will be available for all participants (by the hosting hotels).
Hotel check-in will be taken place in the evening.
Participants will have occasions to taste the traditional regional cuisine and dinner in the authentic French restaurants.
DAY 1 - (12nd June 2018)
Lyon-Saint-Exupéry: meet at the airport and its built-in train station.
12h15 -> 18h00
Stop 1: Gigors – Aptian seep carbonates. Outcrop of petroleum system. Lunch picnic.
Hotel: Saillans – Hotel ‘Les Jeunes Chefs’. Dinner and sleep.
DAY 2 - (13th June 2018)
Departure from Saillans.
8h45 -> 11h00
Stop 2: Aurel – Callovian ‘pseudobioherm'
Geological lunch stop: Le Claps – picnic with scenic view of a spectacular landslide.
14h00 -> 17h00
Stop 3: Rosan – mass transport complex.
18h00 -> 19h30
Sisteron: PaleoGalerie museum– visit of regional fossil collection, including world class specimens. Cocktail party.
Hotel: Sisteron – Hotel ‘Le Grand Hotel du Cours’. Dinner and sleep.
DAY 3 - (14th June 2018)
Departure from Sisteron
8h15 -> 11h00
Stop 4: Bevons – sand injectite network.
11h15 -> 13h30
Crête des plantailles: observation of the relations between sand injectites and carbonate concretions. Lunch break.
Head back to airport/train station. Bus tour along the Urgonian carbonate platform of the Vercors on the way back.
Arrival in Lyon-Saint-Exupéry (airport/train station).