Megalithic landscapes of Carnac and South Morbihan

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Dolmen of Moulin des Oies

A fine example of a dolmen featuring a circular burial chamber

 

The Moulin des Oies dolmen is a passage grave, the top of which has disappeared. The small vertical slabs form the straight corridor and the circular burial chamber. The low tumulus of earth around the dolmen allows visitors to imagine the size of this feat of architecture when it was complete. 

The circular shape of the burial chamber, with an opening via a narrow access passage, dates this tomb back to the Neolithic Era, around 4000-3500 BC.

 

The site is now surrounded by the sea extending up the Etel ria, clearly illustrating how far sea levels have risen since the Neolithic Era. At that time the site was on a small hillside.