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|Description ||The Pierre Fichée at Champeix is about 4 metres tall and can be found in a field to the south of the road between Ludesse and Champeix. |
|That's a really nice pic, Martyn. Do you know what Fichee means?|
|Fichee in French means being "stuck in place," or planted. it makes no comment on appearance. sadly Pretty generic for such a character.|
|Thanks Alex. I have to say that this stone has many names, as well as Pierre Fichée, it is known as Pierre des Fées (Fairy's stone) and Pierre Fichade. I have to say that I do not know what the two Fich... names mean, but asked three of my French colleagues today. None of them could answer my question. The best that they came up with was for Pierre Fichée meaning a stone which looked like a card shape (from a filing card system - probably too recent a thing) to a stone which had been fired, as in got the sack. None of them would believe Fichade to be a proper French word. I assume its a sort of colloquial word, perhaps with Occitan origins. |
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