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Men Marz

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Men Marz</b>Posted by JaneImage © Moth Clark
Also known as:
  • Pontusval

Latitude:48° 40' 13.12" N
Longitude:   4° 20' 6.74" W

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This mighty menhir, known locally as the 'miracle stone', near Brignonan Plage is a whopping 8.5ms tall and had a silly little cross plonked on the top, probably in the Middle Ages. It's also got a cross carved into it near the bottom.

There's a naturally occuring shelf or notch about 5ms up the menhir which people try to throw pebbles onto. The story goes that if a young woman managed to get a pebble up there, she would be married within a year. I had a go at it and failed dismally. Moth was more determined and finally got one to stay up.

It's well worth seeing because it's such a monster.
Jane Posted by Jane
13th October 2009ce