Megaliths at MonteneufA favourite haunt of mine, the megaliths at Monteneuf. A mystical place.

Megaliths, standing stones, how did they get there, and why?

A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. These structures were built in the Neolithic period when life was tough, just surviving was a challenge yet time and considerable effort was expended in creating these impressive monuments.

It is impossible not to be impressed with the feats of engineering. These stones, come weighing 40 tonnes have traveled great distances on a system of ropes and logs. They are then used to form structures  utilizing an interlocking system without the use of mortar or cement.

Discover more about the standing stone megaliths of Monteneuf

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Nicola moved to France in April 2002 with husband Mark and daughter Iona. Joe, their son, was born in France, in 2003.<br/><br/>The main reasons for Nicola and Mark moving to rural Brittany were to escape the fast pace of London life and to experience a simple, yet very fulfilling lifestyle.<br/><br/>They have seven gites in Southern Brittany sleeping two, four, six and eight people. Prices from 150 Pounds per week. All have UK TV, dishwashers, washing machines and comfy sofas. Their location is makes them a perfect base from which to get out and about to visit the local mediaeval towns, great restaurants and the nearby stunning sandy coast.

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