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Fossil Museum

 

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The founder of Tourtour Fossil Museum, Victor Zaneboni was first interested in botany, and while out walking he began to collect « his stones » imprinted with the past.
An ardent amateur, he studied paleontology for 20 years in order to be able to interprete and list his many discoveries. One kind of ammonites actually bears his name.
Phylloceras zanebonii (Cretaceous period)
The Museum opened in 1978 following the generous donation of the collection to the village of Tourtour.


You will discover a variety of specimens during your visit.
Here is a list of examples :
Ammonites, Belemnites, Nautiloïdes.
Gasteropodes, Brachiopodes, Echinodermes, Ostreides.
Rudistes, Polipiers, Spongiaires, Fishes.
Dinosaur eggs, Marine reptile teeth.
Fossilised wood, plants and flowers from different eras.

Most specimens were found locally.

There are printed descriptions and signs to help understand the evolution of the species.

The Museum is open from june to september
11 am to 12.30 and 3.30 pm to 7 pm closed on Tuesday.

September

Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

11 am to 12.30 and 3.30 pm to 7 pm closed on Tuesday

Wednesday and Friday 2.30pm to 6pm

April, May and october

The Museum is open every Wednesday and Saturday

11am to 12.30 and 2pm to 5pm

Sundays and holidays from 2pm to 5pm

November to March
Commented visits are proposed by appointment.
Telephone : 0033 4 94 47 10 34 / 0033 4 94 70 59 47

@  : museedesfossiles@free.fr