Geological museum – France

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Learn the history of the Earth at the Souterroscope des Ardoisières geological museum, based in Caumont l'Eventé (14). You will explore a gallery at 30 m underground.

The various stages of the formation of the Earth

The geological time intervals begin outside our site. The history of the Earth will be narrated to you from the beginning up to where it ends its formation through meteorite impacts.

You will also learn about the formation of oceans and continents. You will then discover the outbreak of life in all its diversity. The guided tour lasts for 1 hour, either in English or in French.

Our activities
  • Tourist attraction Normandy
  • Geological museum
  • Science museum
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Educational tour
Our advantages
  • Remnants of the slate exploitation
  • Presence of water and learning about its cycle
  • Large underground spaces
  • The geological time scale
  • Illuminated water jets
  • Mineral exhibition
Catchment area
  • France
  • Bretagne
  • Normandie
  • Île-de-France
  • Pays de la Loire
  • Picardie
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The beginning of life on Earth


Plan of the visit

You can visit the Souterroscope des Ardoisières geological museum from February to November. A departure is planned every 12 minutes.

We welcome individuals, tourists, holidaymakers, schools and groups of people to our museum. We warmly welcome you to Caumont l'Eventé, (department of Calvados, between Saint-Lo, Bayeux, Vire and Caen).

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A museum accessible to all


Do not hesitate to request our rates

If you are an ancient site lover, we invite you to visit our museum and learn about the beginnings of life on Earth.

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