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Menhir of Pierre and fords of Suran

Leisure, Course, Pedestrian sports in Simandre-sur-Suran
  • Small walk to make in family in the valley of Suran to the meeting of the only Menhir of Ain and crossing of the river thanks to a very old ford. To see : Suran, Menhir, fords, mill...

  • Ancient Heritage
    The fords
    The Suran is marked out by numerous fords, large stones placed across the current. The banks were also built for the passage of animals. Of uncertain origins, it is probable that this use is very old.
    Menhir of "Pierre fiche
    It is a stone erected between Thioles (Simandre/S) and Suran, a megalith of 3,80 m high (mega : big ; lithos : stone). Unique menhir of the department, it dates from 2500 BC.
    JC. A second menhir is attested since the 12th century. The...
    Ancient Heritage
    The fords
    The Suran is marked out by numerous fords, large stones placed across the current. The banks were also built for the passage of animals. Of uncertain origins, it is probable that this use is very old.
    Menhir of "Pierre fiche
    It is a stone erected between Thioles (Simandre/S) and Suran, a megalith of 3,80 m high (mega : big ; lithos : stone). Unique menhir of the department, it dates from 2500 BC.
    JC. A second menhir is attested since the 12th century. The function of such a monument can be : religious, sepulchral, astronomical or simple limit ?
    In the collection "Balade & Patrimoine", discover the booklet "Menhir de Pierre-fiche et gués sur le Suran" available at the Tourist Office (free).
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