The Maison des Fées (Fairies’ house) is in the Forêt du Mesnil (Mesnil Forest) near Tresse in Brittany, approx 20 km south of Saint Malo.
It is a dolmen (portal grave) as the megalithic monuments are called in Brittany. As a rule, this are grave plants, but it can not be excluded that it were places of worship.
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Maison of the Fees
In the middle of a clearing stands a stone covered passage, called the Maison des Fees. It is a funeral monument dating back to 2500 BC. It was probably used for the worship of the Mother Goddess. The four engraved pairs of breasts support this assumption.
Originally there were sixteen pairs, but they were quarried in 1960.
The ceiling is of seven large granite slabs is 11 meters long, 2.60 m wide and 1.60 m high.
The stone corridors were collective funeral places that have been used for several centuries. These places enable communication with the dead. It is likely that the worship of ancestors sometimes went to exhibitions of her relics. In 1931, Gallo-Roman and Gallic objects were discovered during excavations.
Looking at the original dolmen from the Neolithic, we ask the question, how our ancestors managed to stack these ton heavy stones with pure physical strength on each other. The stones were properly anchored and stacked in each other that they survived millenniums.
Deeply impressed we leave this place with the intent to look for further monuments in Brittany.
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