Red amber was collected at the base of a transgressive deposition sequence of Sparnacian age, in the vicinity of Douzens (Aude, France). The peripheric layer of the amber fragments yields at least three morphological types of bacteria. filaments of fungi, several types of algae, spores (some of them seem to bear elaters). and Pinus-like pollen grains. Amongst the algae, some specimens are morphologically : very close to living Trentepohlia sp. filaments.