Mégalithe du Jardin aux Moines

Historic site and monument, Megalith, Archaeological site, Museum, Archaeology in Néant-sur-Yvel
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  • The "Jardin aux Moines" is a megalithic site located on a Neolithic complex called "Buttes aux Tombes".
    This monument appears as a set of stone blocks of pudding-quartz and purple schist, forming a trapezium about 25m long and 5 to 6m wide.

    First found in writings from 1825, archaeological excavations were undertaken by Jacques Briard in 1983 and 1984; flint arrowheads and fragments of pottery were discovered. However, its function remains unclear.
    This "quadrilateral" monument is...
    The "Jardin aux Moines" is a megalithic site located on a Neolithic complex called "Buttes aux Tombes".
    This monument appears as a set of stone blocks of pudding-quartz and purple schist, forming a trapezium about 25m long and 5 to 6m wide.

    First found in writings from 1825, archaeological excavations were undertaken by Jacques Briard in 1983 and 1984; flint arrowheads and fragments of pottery were discovered. However, its function remains unclear.
    This "quadrilateral" monument is original because only two or three examples are known in Brittany.

    The legend of the "Cursed Stones of Trehorenteuc", from 1863, says that the lord Gastern of Trehorenteuc and his companions, leading a debauched life, were all transformed by the divine wrath into blocks of stones during an orgy on All Saints' day.

    Open outside the hunting season, from 1 April to 15 September.
    Access from the car park: approx. 100 m one way, on foot.
    Accessible to people with reduced mobility.
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    • Groups
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    • Animals accepted
    • Disabled facilities and reception
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