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Submitted by ocdolmen on Sunday, 06 September 2009  Page Views: 2521

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Menhir du Col d'Aurières
Country: France Département: Languedoc:Gard (30) Type: Standing Stone (Menhir)
Nearest Town: Le Vigan  Nearest Village: Alzon, Aurières
Latitude: 43.960161N  Longitude: 3.470829E
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
5 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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LaDragonne visited on 3rd Feb 2020 - their rating: Amb: 4 Access: 5 Cette pierre surmontée d'une croix n'est pas à proximité d'un point "menhir" et ne présente pas les mémoires d'un ancien mégalithe. Il y a, en contrebas de la ferme, dans le champ un point situé au croisement de courants telluriques et qui a du être utilisé comme tel pour "arroser" toute la zone cultivable. Pas de trace de pierre! Coordonnées du point: N 43° 57' 33.4'' E 3° 28' 17.7''

regina have visited here

Menhir du Col d'Aurières
Menhir du Col d'Aurières submitted by ocdolmen : Two views of Col d'Aurières menhir. The base is a limestone monolith while usually, for more recent crosses, the base is in cement or concrete. (Vote or comment on this photo)
I have read in an old book that there was a menhir near Aurières hamlet. I went there and saw dolmen 1 of Aurières with its broken capstone and a friend showed me 2 other ruined sites (n°2 & 3). But where was the menhir ?

At the Aurières pass (between the valley and the beginning of the Blandas plateau), I found this stone with a cross mounted on the top.
It seems that the stone has been cut and then the cross put at its summit.

Its position at a pass (a lot of menhirs in this area are positioned in a pass) and near a trackway seems that this stone is certainly a christianised menhir.
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Menhir du Col d'Aurières
Menhir du Col d'Aurières submitted by regina : Site in Languedoc:Gard (30) France (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Re: Menhir du Col d'Aurières by LaDragonne on Friday, 14 June 2019
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Moi aussi, j'ai vu ce calvaire. Je vais d'ailleurs faire l'étude du secteur, très prometteur et ancien.
Par contre, la base de pierre ne répond pas comme menhir, l'emplacement non plus.
A noter que dans le champ face à la ferme d'Aurières, il y a un splendide point énergétique, en liaison avec le dolmen au nord et la mare au NE. Il a du voir l'érection d'une pierre jadis. 43.9593 3.47169
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