You will find below a series of resources and links to research institutes, to teaching and dissemination of knowledge in Geosciences, all developed or located in Lyon!

Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon: Terre, Planètes, Environnement

Website of the research laboratory to which Lyon-Geologie is affiliated. If you wish to have an overview of the research currently being done in the laboratory and/or to do a research internship there, click here.

Observatoire de Lyon

The Observatoire de Lyon is an "Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers" (OSU) and an internal school of the Université Lyon 1, co-piloted by INSU-CNRS. The Observatory's mission is to promote research in two laboratories (the Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon, or LGL-TPE, and the Centre de Recherche en Astrophysique de Lyon, or CRAL), to disseminate knowledge to the general public and to schoolchildren (by means of a special project), and to promote the use of the Observatory's facilities to the general public and schoolchildren (see here), and toa next generation of geoscientists at Lyon 1 University.

Departement des Sciences de la Terre de l’ENS de Lyon

This site informs you about the content of courses and research opportunities for students at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon.



A very rich collection of scientific resources for teaching Earth and Universe sciences: thematic resources, image bank, remarkable geological sites, conference material...

Geological collections

The geological collections of University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 are the first French university collections by their size, and among the first twenty worldwide. They are used by researchers from all over the world. In addition to beautiful mineralogical and archaeological collections, the paleontological collections host more than 10 million fossils collected over the last 200 years.

Lithothèque ENS Lyon​

ENS Lyon has a collection of geological objects dedicated to the teaching of Earth Sciences.This site proposes a series of photographs of rocks, fossils, minerals and thin sections from this collection.

Virtual Geology Lyon

The goal of the "Virtual Geology Lyon" website is to list several virtual resources and 3D educational content in geosciences. It includes collections of digitized objects, virtual field work andimmersive experiences in virtual reality. This is an opportunity to bring together the work of researchers and teacher-researchers from Lyon, as well as to reference the initiatives and resources available internationally. Enjoy your visit!


Website listing educational resources for middle and high school.

Lyon 1 portal for high school students

Are you a high school student who wishes to join us in L1? Visit the High School Portal of Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University to learn more about the BG2S program, one of the entry paths to higher education in Earth Sciences.