See photos (4)

Septfonds megaliths

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Dolmen / menhir in Septfonds
  • 1) The Giant's Tomb: a simple dolmen still partially enclosed in a tumulus with a diameter of 18m. The dolmen was classified as a historical monument in 1889. The chamber is about 3.30m long and between 1m and 1.20m wide. Its height is 1.10m. The chamber is currently covered by two slabs. Originally, it was a single slab that rested only on part of the top of the orthostats. This slab was 5m long, 2.20m wide and 0.50m thick. Its weight was estimated at 12 tonnes. All the slabs are made of...
    1) The Giant's Tomb: a simple dolmen still partially enclosed in a tumulus with a diameter of 18m. The dolmen was classified as a historical monument in 1889. The chamber is about 3.30m long and between 1m and 1.20m wide. Its height is 1.10m. The chamber is currently covered by two slabs. Originally, it was a single slab that rested only on part of the top of the orthostats. This slab was 5m long, 2.20m wide and 0.50m thick. Its weight was estimated at 12 tonnes. All the slabs are made of local limestone. Access: From Septfonds, take the D76 towards St-Cirq. After the beginning of the forest, take the path on the left towards Clavel. In Clavel, turn left and at the fork in the road turn right. After the Spanish cemetery, continue on the path and take the first path on the right, then the next one on the right. Then take the first path on the left (tennis court of the dolmen) and the first on the right. Then follow the path at the back of the tennis court (on the right).

    2) The Finelle Dolmen (Chemin de Finelle): consists of two large orthostats and a bedside slab covered with a roof slab. The chamber is 2.60m long and 1.20m wide. Its height is 1.16m. The largest orthostate is 3.60m long. Access: The dolmen of Finelle is on the right of the path.

    3) The Dolmen of Peyrelevade (Chemin des dolmens): partially buried underground. A large slab 3m wide and 3.70m long covers a chamber 2.90m long and 1.60m wide. The chamber is delimited by two orthostats and a bedside slab on the west side. As with the other dolmens in the region, it is oriented east-west (open to the east). Access: The dolmen of Peyrelevade is on the left of the dolmen path.

    4) The Menhir of Bartalbenque (Chemin de Bartalbenque): visible in a private property. Access: The menhir is on the left of the Bartalbenque path.
  • Environment
    • Forest location
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome