Pierrefiche menhir

The Pierrefiche menhir is a megalithic monument located near Duneau in the department of Sarthe, France.

Pierrefiche menhir

The Pierrefiche menhir is a megalithic monument located near Duneau in the department of Sarthe, France. Another menhir of the same name is located in the department of Ain in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The menhir is named after the hamlet of Pierrefiche.

The menhir, which stands on top of a hill, consists of a large stone slab 3.40 meters high and about 2 meters wide. About 750 meters south of the menhir is a dolmen, consisting of 6 standing stones with a capstone of 8 × 6 meters.

The story goes that to seal their love, young lovers had to kiss each other’s hands at the bottom of the menhir. In addition, they had to put a coin in the natural hole in the stone.

The menhir has been classified in the French Register of Historical Monuments since 1889. The menhir is privately owned but can be visited from the public road.

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