Kergornec menhirs

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Menhir 1 from Kergornec

The two menhirs of Kergornec (also called La Chandelle; La Grande Pierre, Min Hir and Minhir-Goleun ) are located in Saint-Gilles-Pligeaux near Le Vieux Bourg in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in France .

Menhir 2 from Kergornec

The one-sided flattened menhir no. 1, the "big stone", stands on a ridge ( location ). It is 7.1 m high, 3.1 m wide and 1.75 m thick. It weighs more than 35 tons.

The menhir No. 2, also known as “Minhir Goleun”, erected in the middle of the slope ( location ) is 4.1 m high, 2.0 m wide and 1.5 m thick. It weighs more than 12 tons.

The two menhirs made of porphyry granite are about 300 m apart. Both were classified as Monument historique in 1971 .

Nearby is the Croix de Pasquiou menhir with a cross .

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