Southern France
Departements LOZÈRE, ARDÈCHE, AVEYRON, GARD, TARN, HÉRAULT, AUDE & PYRÉNÉES ORIENTALES.

It’s not a very well-known fact that there are many megaliths not only in the West of France (Brittany) but in the South of France as well. I would like to present here some pictures of Bruno Marc from Languedoc region, France. Bruno has written 3 books about dolmens, menhirs and cromelechs of region Languedoc (in Franch) that you can directly order at his page http://bruno.marc1.free.fr/dolmen/  which is also a portal page leading to his internet sites on megalithism of Southern France.

 

The dolmen of Champvermeil in the South of Ardèche region.
This region counts more than 750 megaliths and is so the second richest in Southern France.

 

 

The dolmen of Calvarie, also belonging to the megaliths of Ardèche.

 

 

The highest menhir of Southern France is the Counozouls menhir (Aude Departement). With its 8,90 meters and 72 tons weight belongs to the biggest standing menhirs in the Europe.

 

 

Another Aude’s menhir is the one of Picard, 4 meters high and 28 tons in the weight.

 

The standing stone of Malves, also in the departement of Aude. In this departement, we find only about one hundred megalithic monuments. Nevertheless, they belong to the largest in the region.

 

 

At the border between the departements of Aude and Herault, the dolmen of Mourral das Fades (Hill of Fairies) is the biggest dolmen of Southern France. It is 24 m in the lenght and covered with stones of 25 - 30 tons weight.

 

  

The very interesting megaliths of Southern France are “menhir statues” covered with engraved drawings.
This one, the menhir of Rieuviel, shows a belted men with hands and an pointed object (fixed with a pair of another belts on his belly) that could be a weapon, maybe a knife.
For more of the menhir statues please visit the french page
of Bruno Marc at
http://members.xoom.fr/megalithe/rouerque/

 

 

The Dolmen of Gouziac, departement of Lozere.

 

 

Another nice dolmen of this region, the dolmen of Prunarede.


 Frédéric Daniau has provided me with an opportunity to post his Herault megalith photos.

Cromelech de
Peyrarines

Cromelech de
Peyrarines

Cromelech
de la Rigalderie

Dolmen de Toucou

Hypogée de Pouget

Dolmen de Costa-Caouda

(The 6 photos above  © Frédéric Daniau)