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Menhir du Champ de Cesar

Standing Stone / Menhir


01 May 2003

In the beautifully manicured 'Parc de Roi de Menhirs' (Park of the King of Menhirs) and outside the townhall of Arville stands the massive Menhir du Champ de César. At eight metres seventy it is the tallest menhir in the Vendée and comes at you in a classic Champ Dolent/Manio kind of way. It was once one of an alignment of three but the other two were sadly removed. A local hotel still bears the name 'Auberge des Trois Pilliers'.
These massive menhirs are still such a mystery, although as part of an alignment it could at least have some astronomical significance.
Although it is difficult to tell in this built up area it is likely that the menhir stands on slightly higher ground and was maybe once intervisible with other sites in the area…
Spaceship mark Posted by Spaceship mark
30th July 2007ce

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