Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede, Saucats

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The 185-acre Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede preserves and protects nature and the natural history of the region. Essentially, it’s an open-air museum in the heart of a forest.

In the Reserve, visitors will find examples of fossils from 20 million years ago, displayed along six sites spread through the park.

It’s a wonderful way to study geology in a natural setting. Make your Saucats itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Good at the base for me geology is awful memories of 4th course saw that I like about this matter... BUT BUT BUT! 2 h of geological walk with a passionate and exciting guide changed everything! Frankly, we had a great time, learned a lot and it was an exciting afternoon! Thank you!!
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  • 10: 00: walk in the forest, looking for animals. Insects looking under the branches or with a shovel, tips to recognize those nuts nibbled by a squirrel, or footprints of badgers, foxes or hedgehogs, whether we are small and big tuned! It is a moment that my 2 boys of 3 and 8 years will have in mind a time! Packaged we handed it to 15 h, this time to discover fossils. New walk in another forest (to every time next to the center of the reserve), friendly, ranging from site to site to find fossils. Interesting for the kids and adults since Séverine, our passionate in the day Chief, answers questions of all. Workshops are then proposed, with a special mention for the excavations "in real" by children who, even once, to-do-re! Many thanks, especially to Séverine, for a wonderful family vacation day
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  • A nice ride for the family on a day if we do the full route... good explanations on the site
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  • The national geological reserve of Saucats and La Brède, is a national geological nature reserve of Gironde. Classified in 1982 for an area of 75.5 ha, it protects 6 sites with outcroppings of solidified shellfish sands or faluns
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  • A small museum with a big foot in nature, carried by a nice and passionate team. You can visit the collection on site and see on several sites the fossils and geological history of our region. Accessible for adults and children with many educational activities.
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  • A rare place to discover the history of the region over 20 million years, thanks to the interpretation of fossils left by the seas and lakes that covered the region of Saucats up to Agen. An original design of showcases for preserving sites in the middle of the forest. Guided tours at the top.
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  • A very pleasant walk, even in hot weather since it is mainly in the middle of the forest. The guides are great, very interesting and passionate, we learn lots of things, and we want to go back to learn more!
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