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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Peyralade Dolmen Alternative Name: Peyrelevade dolmen, Dolmen de Vaour
Country: France Département: Midi:Tarn (81) Type: Burial Chamber or Dolmen
Nearest Town: Gaillac  Nearest Village: Vaour
Latitude: 44.089650N  Longitude: 1.805689E
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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johnstone visited on 4th Sep 2018 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 3 Access: 5

johnstone visited on 23rd Jun 2006 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 3 Access: 5

TheCaptain visited on 2nd Sep 2005 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 3 Access: 5 This dolmen is easily found, as it stands on a traffic island at the junction of the D.5 and D.91 roads a couple of kilometres to the north of the village of Vaour, on the high plateau to the south of the river Aveyron, and is signposted from several kilometres away. The large but broken 5 metres by 3 metres capstone sits high above the ground on top of its two side supports (and 4 additional modern support stones) covering a chamber 4 m by 2 m oriented towards the southeast at 135°. Traces of the mound which once covered this dolmen are still visible although now well spread out. Although this dolmen has lots to recommend it, in its size and high position with splendid views, it unfortunately sits at a fairly busy road junction, and the modern support stones are perhaps a little too obvious.

TheCaptain visited on 19th Mar 2000 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 3 Access: 5 A day driving NE from Toulouse. L’Isle-sur-Tarn, Gaillac, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Vaour, 2 Dolmens, Castelnau-de-Montmiral. The Dolmen de Peyralade, is near to the village of Vaur, Tarn Southwest France. This dolmen is on the top of the plateau which the Aveyron river cuts through in a splendid gorge.



Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 4 Ambience: 3 Access: 5

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by theCaptain : The large but broken capstone sits high above the ground on top of its two side supports (and 4 additional modern support stones). (Vote or comment on this photo)
This dolmen is easily found, as it stands on a traffic island at the junction of the D.5 and D.91 roads a couple of kilometres to the north of the village of Vaour. It stands on the high plateau to the south of the river Aveyron which cuts through it in a splendid gorge, and is signposted from several kilometres away.

The large but broken 5 metres by 3 metres capstone sits high above the ground on top of its two side supports (and 4 additional modern support stones) covering a chamber 4 m by 2 m oriented towards the southeast at 135°. Traces of the mound which once covered this dolmen are still visible although now well spread out.

Although this dolmen has lots to recommend it, in its size and high position with splendid views, it unfortunately sits at a fairly busy road junction, and the modern support stones are perhaps a little too obvious.

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Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by theCaptain : The large but broken capstone sits high above the ground on top of its two side supports (and 4 additional modern support stones). Traces of the mound which once covered this dolmen are still visible although now well spread out. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by thecaptain : The Dolmen de Peyralade, near to the village of Vaur, Tarn Southwest France. This dolmen is on the top of the plateau which the Aveyron river cuts through in a splendid gorge. (2 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by Flickr : Dolmen dit Peyrelevade with veteran car. Plaques de Déjean Vayssié Vaour. Tarn. Notice the split orthostate with a bicycle leaning between. Image posted by AJ Mitchell (Andrew Mitchell), hosted on Flickr and displayed under the terms of their API. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by theCaptain : Although this dolmen has lots to recommend it, in its size and high position with splendid views, it unfortunately sits at a fairly busy road junction, and the modern support stones are perhaps a little too obvious. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by theCaptain : This dolmen is easily found, as it stands on a traffic island at the junction of the D.5 and D.91 roads a couple of kilometres to the north of the village of Vaour. It stands on the high plateau to the south of the river Aveyron which cuts through it in a splendid gorge.

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by theCaptain : The large but broken capstone sits high above the ground on top of its two side supports (and 4 additional modern support stones).

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by FleaMarket : Postcard from about 1910. Dolmen in Midi:Tarn D81 (3 comments)

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by johnstone : View from the north, Sep.4, 2018

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by johnstone : The western side on Sep.4, 2018

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by johnstone : The southern side, Sep.4, 2018

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by johnstone : Looking into the chamber from the south, Sep.4, 2018

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by johnstone : Close up of the broken capstone, Sep.4, 2018

Peyralade Dolmen
Peyralade Dolmen submitted by johnstone : Inside view, solid support on both sides, seen from the north, Sep.4, 2018

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Re: Peyralade Dolmen by TheCaptain on Thursday, 09 December 2010
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The nearby village of Vaour is quite an interesting place to spend a while looking round. Not least for its Commanderie des Templiers, and its "duality" people.


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