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La Roche-aux-Fees

Route D341 | Hameau de la Roche, 35150 Esse, France
+33 820 20 52 35
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Fabulous megalithic structure, hard to get to but so worth it

If you are a fan of, even somewhat interested in, ancient megalithic menhirs, dolmens and "allees... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
HMac_2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Great find

Fascinating historic site that is well maintained and with some English information to give you a... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
5megk
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“la roche” (3 reviews)
“dolmen” (9 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Route D341 | Hameau de la Roche, 35150 Esse, France
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+33 820 20 52 35
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of, even somewhat interested in, ancient megalithic menhirs, dolmens and "allees couvertes" and if you're anywhere near Rennes in Brittany, France, this is a must see. It's hard to find, but once there it is the most impressive structure in...More

Thank HMac_2013
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fascinating historic site that is well maintained and with some English information to give you a sense of the place. Nice place to enjoy the beauty away from the crowds. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the tables provided!

Thank 5megk
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The incredible La Roche-aux-Fées is located in an out-of-the-way place called Essé, not too far from Vitre. It is supposedly regarded as Europe’s best-preserved dolmen. A neolithic grave, it is 19.5m-long, 6m wide and 4m high. They say the huge purplish stones were mined about...More

Thank modenn
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We didn't know what to expect but we were happily surprised when we got there. Had the place to ourselves other than a couple of French couples have a picnic in the lawn. The stones are massive and they are holding up equally massive stones....More

1  Thank MTRose
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Brittany's place of dolmens marvels and series of megaliths stones, try to hang out a little bit in this place to enjoy the scenery and explore its simple beauty.

Thank Jun J
Reviewed 27 May 2016

In Jersey, where I come from, we have quite a few dolmens, so it is with some confidence that I say this is as good as they come. And the free recorded introduction is a good extra.

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This is amazing. It is free to get in, and as you drive down the small road with the Bulls and cows to the right, it seems to take you right back! We went on a cold foggy morning, and no one was around, so...More

1  Thank JoandSerg G
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is an enormous dolmen. 19.5 metres in length 6m wide and 4m high, with gigantic stones totalling 500 tones. It lines up with the winter equinox and there is a model on the ground showing how it all happens. Well worth seeing.

1  Thank Trish M
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We have visited all of the Carnac sites and now here as well. The Fairy Rocks at Roche are truly the better dolmens. They are giant Megalithes and it is like being at Stonehenge with all of the posts and lintels lining up against each...More

1  Thank Shell C
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This is one of the most impressive megalithic sites in Brittany, with multiple series of megaliths / dolmens still standing from antiquity. You are free to walk around & explore. Has a short movie overview, in French. Now you don't have to make that long...More

Thank David B L
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