In the Namib desert (Sossusvlei, Namibia, 2008). © BRGM - Benjamin Le Bayon


Furthering knowledge on geology is the BRGM’s core mission.

As the French Geological Survey, BRGM works to meet the needs of society by producing and disseminating geological information for government departments, planning, industry and education in France and across the world. We create databases, 3D maps and models for applications ranging from resource and risk management to underground storage.

More about the BRGM's activities in geology


"Le Tour de France du littoral": a geologist's view of the French coastline published by the Éditions du BRGM

After the success of "Le Tour de France d’un géologue" (A geologist's Tour of France), François Michel presents his latest book "Le Tour de France du littoral" (The Tour of France's coastline). An invitation to discover every part of France's coastline through the expert eye of a geologist.

The French Geological Reference Platform : a geological information system in 3D

More about the French Geological Reference Platform


Printed and digital maps

With a catalogue of more than 2500 titles, “BRGM Editions”, the BRGM publications branch, offers a unique choice in France of geological maps.

See all BRGM geological maps
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