Standing on a low hill located South of the City of Dol-de-Bretagne it measures approximately 9.5m high although is considerably larger when you consider the amount of stone that lies below ground level.
The word Menhir is Britannic meaning stone and high. The stone is made from from sculpted granite and it is said that the stone was transported to this site from over 4 Kilometers away.
The stone was located not far from where we were staying in France and is a very short journey from the main road. There seem to be a number of legends about this stone including it was thrown from the sky, it marks the site of a battle and it is slowly sinking into the ground and when it eventually disappears the world will end.
The reasons for its existence and what made people move and erect the stone at this place is however lost in time.
The stone was however cut, transported to this site and erected which bearing in mind its size was a feat of engineering and logistics for the time.
We visited the site on the 17 April 2014 - It is worth a visit.