Chapter 1. The Aalenian-Bajocian (Middle Jurassic) of the Digne area Chapter 2. The Global Boundary Stratotype Sections and Points (GSSP) of the Hauterivian: La Charce section (Dr me, France, Vocontian Basin) Chapter 3. The nannofossil succession of la Charce across the Valanginian-Hauterivian boundary Chapter 4. The OAE 1d (Oceanic Anoxic Event, latest Albian) Chapter 5. The GSSP (Global boundary Stratotype Section and Point) for the base of the Cenomanian stage (Kennedy et alii, 2004) Chapter 6. The Cenozoic of the Barrême syncline.