MARENCQ DOLMEN

 

The Marencq Dolmen shows evidence of a community having lived here more than 4000 years ago. 

To see the dolmen, you need to get out of the village and cross the Ratton Bridge over the Naturby d’Ampus River.  Drive 200 meters then turn left.  Wooden signposts direct the way to the dolmen. The track rises up and after two bends, you reach a lane in the wood . You still need to follow the signposts until you finally find the original hummock.

 

The dolmen stands at the very Centre of the hummock. A bulky slab covers it and lays on a bedhead slab with two pillars: these separate the corridor from a cellar (the enclosed part). 

 

Thanks to restoration works undertaken by Jean Courtin, the monument has regained its original architecture.

© 2015 créé par N. Perez Leroux pour Mairie d'Ampus