Near Retier, in the center of Brittany is the Faeries’ Rock. It is one of the largest and best known dolmens in France.
Difficult to judge the scale from the photo – it is almost 20 meters long and the rocks are estimated at 20 – 45 tonnes each.
You need to bend down to enter, but after the first two rocks you can walk up straight and move around easily.
At the hand of ceramics found, it is dated at 3500 to 3000 BC.
They say if a couple walks around the dolmen and get the same answer counting the rocks, they will stay together.
There are 26 upright and 8 roof stones. The Faerie transported the rocks, but lost one on the way, – the menhir of Runfort.
The dolmen was once covered, it was unearthed in Roman times.
The rocks are purple schist that is found 4 km away. The alignment is south-southeast to north-northwest, in line with the sunrise on the winter solstice.
Honestly, that was the only purple I say 😉