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Ancient burial site

Worth travelling out of Esse to visit this ancient burial site,it is a little off the beaten... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
Coesmes, France
Huge Stones hidden away

We didn't know what to expect but we were happily surprised when we got there. Had the place to... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2017
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Feb 13, 2019
“Ancient burial site”
Jul 11, 2017
“Fabulous megalithic structure, hard to get to but so worth it”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Worth travelling out of Esse to visit this ancient burial site,it is a little off the beaten track,but the chambers are fascinating,also a little farm nearby selling wonderful honey.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank garryburns36
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of, even somewhat interested in, ancient megalithic menhirs, dolmens and "allees couvertes" and if you're anywhere near Rennes in Brittany, France, this is a must see. It's hard to find, but once there it is the most impressive structure in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

Fascinating historic site that is well maintained and with some English information to give you a sense of the place. Nice place to enjoy the beauty away from the crowds. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the tables provided!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 5megk
Reviewed May 5, 2017

The incredible La Roche-aux-Fées is located in an out-of-the-way place called Essé, not too far from Vitre. It is supposedly regarded as Europe’s best-preserved dolmen. A neolithic grave, it is 19.5m-long, 6m wide and 4m high. They say the huge purplish stones were mined about...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank modenn
Reviewed January 11, 2017

We didn't know what to expect but we were happily surprised when we got there. Had the place to ourselves other than a couple of French couples have a picnic in the lawn. The stones are massive and they are holding up equally massive stones....More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank MTRose
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Brittany's place of dolmens marvels and series of megaliths stones, try to hang out a little bit in this place to enjoy the scenery and explore its simple beauty.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

In Jersey, where I come from, we have quite a few dolmens, so it is with some confidence that I say this is as good as they come. And the free recorded introduction is a good extra.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This is amazing. It is free to get in, and as you drive down the small road with the Bulls and cows to the right, it seems to take you right back! We went on a cold foggy morning, and no one was around, so...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank JoandSerg G
Reviewed March 12, 2016

This is an enormous dolmen. 19.5 metres in length 6m wide and 4m high, with gigantic stones totalling 500 tones. It lines up with the winter equinox and there is a model on the ground showing how it all happens. Well worth seeing.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Trish M
Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We have visited all of the Carnac sites and now here as well. The Fairy Rocks at Roche are truly the better dolmens. They are giant Megalithes and it is like being at Stonehenge with all of the posts and lintels lining up against each...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Shell C
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