in Connangles

La Roche Martine

La Roche Martine is an impressive rock, subject of legendary goods!
Natural or partly assembled rocky ensemble approximately 6m high and 12m wide.
At the top, there is a deep, spoon-shaped notch, surrounded by various discreet cupules. A crevasse the size of a person lying down lets the imagination wander: could it be a place of sacrifices? It was first a pagan site then taken over by Christianity. Two enormous stones balancing in the shape of an inverted V accompany this set. Behind La Roche Martine itself is located approximately 300m, under the leaves, a large embankment formed of flat stones superimposed, semi-vertically and whose general shape ends in a point (leaf-shaped).
The most widespread legend has it that Robert de Turlande, founder of the Chaise-Dieu monastery, threw an ax from this rock which then fell on the site of his monastery.
Nearby are the ruins of an old Benedictine priory (ruined in the 17th century, dating from the 12th century) and probably the traces of an old Roman road, which became a forest path.
We speak French

Location details

  • In the countryside
  • In forest
  • Isolated
  • Village at -2 km

Visit

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Opening

Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen

Prices

Free

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Address

Badou wood
43160 Connangles
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