THE PETITS FRADETS DOLMEN
Located on the north western coast, near the Plage de la Gournaise beach, the Petits Fradets Dolmen is a simple construction with a corridor, a room and an incomplete covering. A fradet is something like a leprechaun - the little people of the island.
LA PLANCHE A PUARE DOLMEN
Located on the north west coast, near the Anse des Broches bay, this dolmen is said to be "transepted." Its plan resembles the crossed transept of a church, with a corridor, an end chamber and two side chambers. It has almost all its capping stones but no longer has its earth covering. It is classified as a national ancient monument.
LA ROCHE AUX FRAS STONE
Near La Meule, this stone is carved with small indentations called cupules, a practice of people on the island in remote times. Their meaning remains a mystery, although the local oral tradition has a beautiful legend to explain them.
Ancient stones with evocative names dot the island - the Amberelles stone, le Chien à l’Affût, the Pain et du Beurre stone, the menhir of the Soux... come and see them all!