The fossil forest Champclauson is a unique geological site of its kind in France: the trunks of trees and plants 300 million years fossilized in "life position" in their natural setting, the cliff in an old mine.
The fossil forest Champclauson is a vestige of the mining heritage of the Cevennes.
In the showroom you discover the scattered fragments of fossilized trunks and leaves, animals of the Carboniferous era in actual size: millipede 2 meters long.
View Slideshow explains the fossilization of these plants.
The train takes you through a Mediterranean forest and you see some mining relics along the route.
A search area for children: paleontologists apprentices will be able to discover a dinosaur skeleton 6 meters long and skulls of dinosaurs (shovels, rakes, brushes provided for free).
Accessibility for persons with reduced mobility
Site and train access
- Easter to November
- Throughout the year for groups by reservation
30110 La Grand-Combe
Lat : 44.2436 - Lon : 4.02259