Additional Information

Additional Info for the Annot Trip which may be helpful to you:


The guidebook for the trip will be given to participants on morning of Day 1 of the course.  It is a publication (June 1998) entitled: Turbidite Systems of Southeast France: Application to hydrocarbon Prospectivity by Kevin T. Pickering and Vincent C. Hilton.  London: Vallis Press. 230 pp.  ISBN 0-9527313-1-2.

Hotels and Meals

Each participant will be responsible for his/her hotel bill including phone, meals (breakfast and dinner) drinks, etc.  Lunches will be provided at restaurants, except for Day 3 when we will purchase packed lunches.  The Hotel du Parc and L'Avenue accept Visa and Mastercard, but not American Express.  The Trois Vallées Hotel accepts Mastercard, Visa and American Express.  The hotel at Annot will be single rooms with breakfast.  At the Trois Vallées, we will be on full board, usually with one person per room.


Some of the stops are at road cuts.  Although the roads are not very busy, they are extremely narrow.  We will have safety triangles positioned above and below the groups and be wearing safety vests.  Please stay close to the rock face on road cuts and look carefully both ways before crossing to the other side.  Do not stand in the middle of the road.  Bicycles travelling downhill are also a hazard because they cannot be heard.  The group will be carrying a mobile phone during the day which can be used for emergencies only. Please let the course coordinator (Steve Cossey) know about any medication or potential allergic reaction that might play a role in the field or in an emergency situation.


We use 7 passenger Renault Espace vans.  Please remember to bring your drivers license on the trip.

Packing hints

Please pack light and try to bring only one soft-sided bag.  Luggage space will be at a premium.  Temperatures and rainfall can be variable. Shorts and T shirts or long, lightweight pants are usually appropriate.  Evenings can be cool. Walking or hiking boots are essential, especially for the two walks to Les Scaffarels and Chalufy.  The walk to Chalufy is fairly strenuous and takes at least 1.5 hours one-way.  It is recommended that each participant bring lightweight rain gear for the times when we are on walks away from the vans.  Bring plenty of film - the outcrops are very spectacular!


  • Binoculars
  • Small day pack
  • Hiking Boots
  • Water bottle
  • Fluorescent Jacket (roadside exposures)
  • Film & camera
  • Hard Hat (cliff exposures)
  • Company Identification
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Drivers license
  • Hat
  • Lightweight rain gear
  • Safety glasses (if you are going to use a hammer)


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