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The Pier­refitte Stand­ing Stone Saint-sulpice-de-fa­leyrens

200 me­tres from the Dor­dogne River, where the port of Saint-emil­ion once stood, the largest stand­ing stone of South West France (5.2 me­tres) looms at the edge of the path once used by the pil­grims on the road to San­ti­ago de Com­postela. Noted in of­fi­cial acts of the 13th cen­tury un­der the name of “Pé­tra-fixa”, the stone is thought to have been erected around 2600-2300 BC. It has been the ob­ject of many be­liefs, rev­er­ences and rites through­out the cen­turies (Golden Calf, heal­ing rheuma­tisms, etc.). To­day, the sum­mer sol­stice is cel­e­brated here at the end of June.

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