Un portrait de Montvalent

Un portrait de Montvalent

Dolmens - Assier

 

The dolmen of the Bois des Boeufs (Woods of the Oxen) was classified as an historic monument in 1889. Its table, measuring 3.7m x 2.6m and 30cm thick, weighs approximately eight tons. The two orthostats are 3m long and 0.6m high.

At 200m from this dolmen stands the dolmen of Garivals, incorporated years ago into a drystone wall. Its table, measuring 2.3m x 2m and 30cm thick, stands on two orthostats of 2.9m x 2.3m.

The dolmen of the Table de Roux has a table 3.3m de long, 2.5m wide and 0.3m thick, resting on two orthostats, each 4m long.

There used to be four dolmens at the tiny hamlet of Mons in the place known as "le champ de Belair". Two of these dolmens are easily located at the end of a path running parallel to the railway line.

There used to be a menhir to the NW of the village. It was moved at some time in the past but the owner of the land has reinstated it, near its original site, laid flat.

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Discovering Montvalent

Evidence of the past...

A history

The Dordogne

The causse

Dolmens

Our ancestors

The Hundred Years War

Location

Villages of Haut Quercy