Dolmen Palet-de-Gargantua

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Dolmen Palet-de-Gargantua

The Dolmen Palet-de-Gargantua (also called Dolmen brisé or Dolmen of Torcé-en-Vallée ) is located on a meadow between Rue du Dolmen and Rue de la Paix in Torcé-en-Vallée , northeast of Le Mans in the Sarthe department in France . In France, dolmen is the generic term for megalithic structures of all kinds (see: French nomenclature ).

The Dolmen Palet-de-Gargantua is a collapsed dolmen of the angevin type. The large ceiling slab of around 7.0 × 6.0 × 0.5 m, under which the collapsed bearing stones lie, has been preserved.

The dolmen has been classified as a monument historique since 1969 .


  1. The Dolmen angevin is an allée couverte of the Loire type (if preserved) with a retracted Trilith portal as an entrance.

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Coordinates: 48 ° 8 ′ 0.5 ″  N , 0 ° 23 ′ 27 ″  E