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Les Rochers Sculptes

Sentier du Littoral, Saint-Malo, France
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Saint-Malo
Type: Historic Sites
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Around 15 minutes drive from St Malo - well worth a visit if you like to see something 'different'. In short - a site on a side of a rocky shore where a deaf & dumb monk spent 25 years carving little faces and sculptures into the rocks as a means of expression. I found the place amazing & sweet,... More

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's a little difficult to find, but well worth the endeavour. Faces, animals, benches, all carved into the rock by an eccentric 19th Century prelate. It's doubtful you'd ever forget this place. A complete one-off.

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The sculptures are amazing. The fact that it was one man carved them all on the edge of the cliffs is a little shaming that one can do so much. Word of warning though if your a little doddery on your feet or wearing high heels or MBT's be very careful. also they shut for the usual French 2hour lunch.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Scrambling on the rocks (at low tide of course) . Studying the faces of the sculptures and watching the waves lash at the land

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Definitely worth a visit. Amazing seeing these rocks. If you are staying "intra muros" then the rocks are a bit of a distance. I took a bus with my younger boys while my husband walked. I took the Line 8 bus and got off at the 2nd to last stop if you ask the driver he can tell you where... More

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Montreal
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129 reviews 129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This attraction is interesting largely because of Brother Fourre's story. Check it out on the web before going to really appreciate the site. The directions take you to a gated area where someone takes 2.5 euros per person and leaves you to explore on your own. We expected a little history, a pamphlet, something. The price is for access only.... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

These sculptures were carved almost 100 years ago by a priest who had suffered a stroke and lost his ability to hear and speak. He began these sculptures as a means of communication. Never seen anything like it! The ocean waves are slowly eroding the sculptures so make sure you see them before they are gone!

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cotes d'Armor, France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Not so easy to find and a dead-end; 2.50 euros to pay to go and see these cliffs carved into astounding shapes by a hermit over 25 years in the 1800's. Truly astounding; we thought they would be upstanding figures but no- this chap must have been on his hands and knees all the time. Considering this was, at that... More

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Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
113 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

After a stroke at the age of 55, Abbé Adolphe-Julien Fouré became a deaf-mute. He still wanted to be useful to society, so he returned to Rothéneuf and started building numerous rock carvings there. Quite fascinating! The view over the ocean is superb and so is the coastline!

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Bethesda, MD
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21 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We had never heard of Les Rochers Sculptes until we visited it on a cycling trip. The rock carvings and whole vista over the ocean is quite special and definitely a place to visit when in St. Malo.

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