Forcalquier Les Mourres ©Teddy VerneuilForcalquier Les Mourres ©Teddy Verneuil

The UNESCO Geopark of Luberon

The Natural Regional Parks of Luberon is recognized UNESCO Geopark since 2015.  This 185,000-hectares territory is a land where life is good and which is protected and enhanced between Alpes de Haute Provence and Vaucluse departments.

Oligocene fossiliferous deposits are one of the major geological interests of this territory. Indeed, very thin platy limestones reveal a great variety of animal and plant fossils, which are well-preserved in sharp detail.

Forcalquier Les Mourres in The UNESCO Geopark of Luberon ©Teddy Verneuil
Forcalquier Les Mourres in The UNESCO Geopark  ©Teddy Verneuil

Just like an open book, each thin lamina is like a photographic film preserving part of a several million-year-old environment.

These superimposed plates have revealed an abundance of fish, leaves, insects, frogs, birds, tortoises and more.

Find out more

UNESCO Geopark of Luberon

 

UNESCO Geopark of Luberon: www.parcduluberon.fr/unesco-geoparc/

 

 

 

 

UNESCO Geopark of Luberon map

UNESCO Geopark of Luberon map

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