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Menhir du Champ Dolent
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mary A
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