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Submitted by TheCaptain on Saturday, 16 April 2005  Page Views: 4295

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Menhir de Villars
Country: France Département: Auvergne:Puy-de-Dôme (63) Type: Standing Stone (Menhir)
Nearest Town: Clermont-Ferrand  Nearest Village: Orcines
Latitude: 45.777140N  Longitude: 3.031970E
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.
5 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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alchemille visited on 26th Jun 2014 - their rating: Cond: 5 Amb: 5 Access: 5 Easy to find it, GPS: ORCINES, place de la pierre levée. the menhir has been crowned with a cross, on one side there is a carving of Christ crucified and on he other side a figure which appears to be a madonna.

TheCaptain saw from a distance on 26th Jul 2005 This little menhir, less than 2 metres tall, can be found in the hamlet of Villars, near to the lavoir in the village square. On the top of the menhir is mounted a curious cross with a carving of Christ on it. Again, I missed this only because I did not know of it. There were once three menhirs to be found in the commune of Orcines.

Menhir de Villars
Menhir de Villars submitted by ocdolmen : Site in Auvergne: Puy-de-Dôme (63) France: Villars menhir (Vote or comment on this photo)
This little menhir, less than 2 metres tall, can be found in the hamlet of Villars, near to the lavoir in the village square.

On the top of the menhir is mounted a curious cross with a carving of Christ on it.

There were once three menhirs to be found in the commune of Orcines.


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Menhir de Villars
Menhir de Villars submitted by alchemille : Menhir de Villars, ORCINES, Puy-de-Dôme. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Menhir de Villars
Menhir de Villars submitted by ocdolmen : Site in Auvergne: Puy-de-Dôme (63): VILLARS MENHIR (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Re: Menhir de Villars by TheCaptain on Wednesday, 25 July 2012
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