Réserve Naturelle du Toarcien

Route de Vrines
Pompois
79100 Sainte-Verge
  • Phone : 05 49 66 42 18
  • Fax : 05 49 66 43 43
  • GPS : 46.99863,-0.24105

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The Toarcien national natural reserve ensures the conservation of two old open-air quarries on the right bank of the Thouet, just 3.5 km northwest of Thouars. The quarries present great historical interest; they are located near the spot where, in 1849, the paleontologist Alcide d'Orbigny defined the sample or stratotype of a layer dating back to the Jurassic system, the "Toarcien". This level, whose denomination is derived from the Latin name for the town of Thouras (Toarcium), materializes a time interval comprised between 183 and 176 million years ago. The reserve is open on principle to specialists, teachers with their students, and any geology buff promising to respect the existing rules and regulations. That said, visits have got to be authorized by the the geological interpretation center of the Thouars area.

Prestations

  • Equipements : bus parking,
  • Services : Animals accepted, Educational visits, Self-guided visits, Guided visits, Self-guided visits (groups only), Guided visits (groups only),
  • From 02/01/2016 to 31/03/2016Sunday : Saturday : Everyday : (From 14h00 to 18h00 ) ,
  • From 01/04/2016 to 30/06/2016Saturday : Everyday : (From 14h00 to 18h00 ) ,
  • From 01/07/2016 to 30/09/2016Everyday : (From 14h00 to 18h00 ) ,
  • From 31/10/2016 to 16/12/2016Sunday : , : Saturday : Everyday : (From 14h00 to 18h00 )

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  • : 2.0€ to 2.5€
  • Children's group : 1.5€ to 2.0€
  • Adult group : 3.0€ to 3.5€
  • Adult : 3.5€ to 4.0€
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