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Menhir du Champ Dolent

Champ Dolent, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
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Imposing Neolithic Monument

This imposing 9+ metres high monument dominates a plateau on the outskirts of Dol de Bretagne - a... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Mary A
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Drogheda, Ireland
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 21 August 2017
Catherine H
,
Ainsworth, United Kingdom
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the main road” (4 reviews)
“drive past” (2 reviews)
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Champ Dolent, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
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Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 21 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 1 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...More

Thank 212Bertie
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Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank MTRose
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

A massive standing stone looming up from the flat fields around it that you are allowed to walk right up to and touch. An amazing sight and wonderful to be able to touch the stone. Our children loved trying to measure the stone, talking about...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had to share our visit with a cycling group having their noisy lunch, but never have we seen such a huge menhir - must be nearly 30ft high. Of course, with it goes a story, all explained on a notice board at the site.

Thank Barrie and Deir... T
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

One of the largest menhirs in Bretagne at 9.3 meters high. Solitary on a hill, well signposted on the D795 from Dol-de-Bretagne to Combourg . Explanation only in French, but the story is that with every death in the world the stone sinks imperceptibly lower....More

Thank Jaap U
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Strangely understated and spectacular all at the same time. It's a large stone at the edge of a field. Just gets the mind going as to why. Glad I took the very small detour to visit.

Thank YoungGordon
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