5th annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists

Carcassonne, France: 15 - 19 May 2007







The 5th European Meeting of Vertebrate Palaeontology was held in Carcassonne on 15-19 May 2007. Carcassonne is the town with two sites on the World Heritage list (i.e. the Medieval City and the Canal du Midi). Furthermore it is the main town close to the Espéraza Dinosaur Museum. In the footsteps of Abbe Jean-Jacques Pouech, a pioneer of vertebrate palaeontology in Southwestern France, the conference took place at Notre Dame de l'Abbaye, close to the medieval city.
One excursion (included in the registration fees) visited the new Espéraza Dinosaur Museum (opening April 2007). Another one (on Saturday 19th May) visited Meso-Cenozoic vertebrate localities of the Carcassonne Basin and the Corbières. The participants had several opportunities to taste the great Corbières and Minervois wines during this meeting and the symposium dinner was a pure moment of French gastronomy.