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<b>Eure (27)</b>Posted by ChanceThe Stone of the Day © Unknown - Old postcard
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The Stone of the Day (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>The Stone of the Day</b>Posted by Chance Chance Posted by Chance
8th March 2011ce

Gargantua's sharpening Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Megalithes du Monde


Web page on the stone including some photos.

English translation via Google
Chance Posted by Chance
6th March 2011ce

Ministry of Culture listing


Offical record of site from the Ministry of Culture database
Chance Posted by Chance
6th March 2011ce

Gargantua's sharpening Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

Gargantua, the giant, is said to have used this stone to sharpen his scythe, which he then took to finish off the soldiers of Caesar

See - The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel (in French, La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel) a connected series of five novels written in the 16th century.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gargantua_and_Pantagruel
Chance Posted by Chance
6th March 2011ce

Gargantua's sharpening Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

An elegant menhir standing 3.55 meters tall in a large flat pasture beside the river Risle. Chance Posted by Chance
6th March 2011ce

The Stone of the Day (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Ministry of Culture listing


Offical record of site from the Ministry of Culture database
Chance Posted by Chance
6th March 2011ce

Megalithes du Monde


Web page on the stone including some photos.

English translation via Google
Chance Posted by Chance
6th March 2011ce

The Stone of the Day (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

A large menhir recorded as over 3 meters high.
The stone's multiple shapes and crevices are said to contain faces.

The stone is located beside an ancient pond.
Chance Posted by Chance
6th March 2011ce