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I agree with so many others that have posted - not worth a long trip to see but if it’s on your way... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Jirvbon
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Worth a (slight) detour

If you are in the area I would recommend a visit. The menhir is worth seeing although I wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Catherine H
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Ainsworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

We stumbled across this by mistake, glad we did as it's awesome. There is picnic benches. The area is very peacful

Thank Ellen G
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I agree with so many others that have posted - not worth a long trip to see but if it’s on your way then do stop by. It is very thought provoking.

Thank Jirvbon
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Please be forewarned that all of these Neolithic sites featuring megaliths are not designed for the physically challenged. There are virtually no paved walk ways, no ramps, and no elevators. We had a rented car and got to this site using our GPS. We reached the site and parked the car on the side of the road as close to the farmer’s field as possible because there is no car park. The site is open and free. The menhir, measuring 31 feet in height, is still standing in the middle of an open field. We were the only tourists on the site.
There is wonderful signage but in French that recounts how the Devil was upset with a decision to erect a church in the vicinity of the menhir. Another take relates a tale of two brothers, as rivals, fought each other one on one for supremacy, and that the battle was miraculously stopped when the menhir suddenly appeared and separated both. And then again, legend maintains that each time a citizen of the area dies, the menhir commemorates the death by sinking into the ground a little bit. In time, with an accumulation of deaths, the menhir will completely sink into the ground and the world will end with the Last Judgement.

Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

It’s a large rock sticking out of the ground next to a field. Not much more I can say! If you want to be impressed by this sort of thing go to Carnac.

Thank Hypnlp
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This imposing 9+ metres high monument dominates a plateau on the outskirts of Dol de Bretagne - a testament to the skill and cultural sophistication of the early neolithic civilisation who lived and celebrated life on the Armorican massif. Apparently, the stone weighs about 120 tons and was the granite stone was quarried many kilometres away. Certainly, it was a massive task to transport this giant boulder to its present position and to erect it so precisely that it remains standing proudly to the present day. Like many other pagan artefacts, this menhir has been 'christianised' by the addition of a cross.

Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

If you are in the area I would recommend a visit. The menhir is worth seeing although I wouldn't suggest making a special trip there from any distance away as there is literally the menhir and that's it! But still worth seeing.

Thank Catherine H
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Great to see and enjoyed the connection with the nearby cathedral, albeit a legend. We enjoyed the visit to the area.

Thank 42Peter1970
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Not far off the main road with a small lay-by car park. Very impressive up close and lots of good photo opportunities. Definitely Worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

This extraordinary menhir is a really spiritual stone - standing alone in the landscape it inspires as much awe as a cathedral. One cannot help but wonder how it was put in position so long ago by people with primitive methods of moving these huge stones (over 100 tons!) It is worth seeing - walk around it and take time to remember the people for whom this was a sacred place.

Thank 212Bertie
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

The poor thing is all by itself out in the field in the middle of no where. Such an oddity really. It is very big (100 tonnes), tall (9.5 meters), slender, and a rather curious shape. Made of pinkish granite....use to have a cross on top apparently. There is an Interesting, morbid story that goes along with it. If in the area of Dol-de-Bretagne it's worth a quick stop or it would make a good lunch stop.

Thank MTRose
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