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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Dolmen du Grah-Niol Alternative Name: Dolmen de Graniol-Tal-er-Men-Guen
Country: France Département: Bretagne:Morbihan (56) Type: Burial Chamber or Dolmen
Nearest Town: Vannes  Nearest Village: Arzon
Latitude: 47.553631N  Longitude: 2.890936W
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
3 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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markj99 visited on 15th Sep 2023 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 5 Yet another frustrating French site! Dolmen du Grah-Niol is surrounded by a low fence denying access. I took some unsatisfactory pictures from the perimeter and left in a huff.

johnstone visited on 28th Jun 2012 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 5

Jimwithnoname visited on 1st Jul 2011 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 5

TheCaptain visited on 10th Jun 2005 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 5 This initially looks to be an allée-couverte type monument, but which has been dated to about 5000BC, so is much older than a standard allée-couverte. It is still largely within its mound, but was restored in 1936 with the help of lots of concrete. It is about 11 metres long, and has a stele placed outside of it near to the entrance which is at the east. There is a large end chamber at the west, and also a side chamber. Many of the upright stones have carvings and markings on them, Axes, Palettes, U shapes and squiggles, some of which were clear in the sunlight coming in through a hole in the roof. It seems that many of the stones are supposedly re used from elsewhere, and perhaps the large capstone on the side chamber was once a menhir.

ShamrockStone have visited here

Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 2.75 Ambience: 3.25 Access: 5

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by greywether : The entrance (facing E). (Vote or comment on this photo)
This initially looks to be an allée-couverte type monument, but which has been dated to about 5000BC, so is much older than a standard allée-couverte. It is still largely within its mound, but was restored in 1936 with the help of lots of concrete.

It is about 11 metres long, and has a stele placed outside of it near to the entrance which is at the east. There is a large end chamber at the west, and also a side chamber.

Many of the upright stones have carvings and markings on them, Axes, Palettes, U shapes and squiggles, some of which were clear in the sunlight coming in through a hole in the roof.

It seems that many of the stones are supposedly re used from elsewhere, and perhaps the large capstone on the side chamber was once a menhir.

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Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by theCaptain : There is a large end chamber at the west, and also a side chamber. It seems that many of the stones are supposedly re used from elsewhere, and perhaps the large capstone over the side chamber was once a menhir. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by Jimwithnoname : Looking inside, crouched under the low roof slabs. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by Jimwithnoname : Interesting to visit, though down a little lane. You can just about park there, but it's tight. Especially when the dustbin lorry comes along :) (Vote or comment on this photo)

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by johnstone : Inside the chamber where you can see the concrete supports, June 28, 2012 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by ShamrockStone : Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by theCaptain : Many of the upright stones have carvings and markings on them, Axes, Palettes, U shapes and squiggles, some of which were clear in the sunlight coming in through a hole in the roof. Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by theCaptain : It is about 11 metres long, and many of the upright stones have carvings and markings on them Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by theCaptain : It is about 11 metres long, and has a stele placed outside of it near to the entrance which is at the east.

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by theCaptain : This initially looks to be an allée-couverte type monument, but which has been dated to about 5000BC, so is much older than a standard allée-couverte. It is still largely within its mound, but was restored in 1936 with the help of lots of concrete.

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by Jimwithnoname : The "marker" menhir outside the entrance

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by greywether : Looking W along the passage to the chamber. There is art on the stone on the left.

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by johnstone : Standing at the back, on the chamber, looking to the front, June 28, 2012

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by karolus : Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France

Dolmen du Grah-Niol
Dolmen du Grah-Niol submitted by theCaptain : From the noticeboard at the site

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Re: Grah-Niol by markj99 on Wednesday, 27 September 2023
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Yet another frustrating French site! Dolmen du Grah-Niol is surrounded by a low fence denying access. I took some unsatisfactory pictures from the perimeter and left in a huff.
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