A journey back to the dinosaurs’ time.

Live the experience of a real archeological excavation site

Archaeologists welcome you on Angeac Charente paleontological site to share with you their discoveries and the history of the site. Fifty students and researchers work therein July. You will discover fossils’ excavation, cleaning and sorting techniques.

Angeac Charente’s field is particularly famous for excavating the fossil of one of the world’s biggest dinosaur. A phalanx of 34 cm which belonged to a sauropod, one of the biggest herbivorous species was found in July 2014.

In 2017, 140 million years old forest was excavated.

For 8 years, 7000 bones of dinosaurs, turtles and also crocodiles have been excavated.
Fifty six different animal species, about 10 plant species from the same times and show a well preserved ecosystem.

An exceptional field which makes this site one of the biggest in Europe.

Further information
Concerning Guided tours of
the archeological excavation site
of angeac-charente

Excavation site

from July 12 to 26, 2023

No access to the site except for guided tours
Construction site visible from the interpretation platform

Guided tours of the excavation site :
from July 12 to 26, 2023
At 10.30 am and 2.30 pm
1h30 long
25 people max. per visit

Workshops for young people from 8 to 10 years old:
“Discovering the job of a paleontologist”
On July 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23 and 26
At 2.30
2 hours long
10 children max. per workshop

Mandatory online reservations
from June 28, 2023


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