Tuesday, 7 February 2012

One space available on Bordeaux trip

March 10-14  -  6 nights
Leaders: Jean-Pierre Tastet of the University of Bordeaux and Dr Graham Evans of Imperial College
This proposed trip has the full title 'Geology of the Bordelais: the control on the siting of vineyards and the character of the coastal zone'. The geology of various AOC (Appelations) vineyards will be demonstrated and illustrated by wine-tastings in the different chateaux.
Also, the evidence of the evolution of the coastline during the last 6000 years and the impact of man will be examined by visits to the coastal dune systems, especially the Dune du Pilat, the Lac de Sanguinet, the Bassin d'Arcachon and the Gironde estuary marshes. Visits to some local museums will provide opportunities to understand the history of human occupation of the area during the Holocene.
Transport will be by coach, and the approximate maximum cost will be 770 Euros, to include 6 nights hotel accommodation (extra for single occupancy), breakfasts, and lunches with Bordeaux wines. A geological tour of the city of Bordeaux and its building stones will be included. 
Interested members should contact Sarah at the G.A. Office, 020 7434 9298.

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