Forests & Megaliths at Camors

Camors is northwest of Landevant, not far from our gîte and surrounded by forests. This seemed like a good area for a shortish walk on our last day in the area because I still faced the cleaning and packing! We parked at the lakeside at Le Petit Forest which is advertised as an Xtreme Forest Experience and set off into the trees.

Lakeside at Le Petit Forest, Camors

XTreme Forest Centre, Camors

XTreme Forest Centre, Camors

XTreme Forest Centre, Camors

XTreme Forest Centre, Camors

The Forest at Camors

The Forest at Camors

The map said we could find, hidden in the trees, a standing stone called the ‘Menhir de l’Étoile’. Judging by the fallen stones there may have been something different or more substantial in times gone by, and the Megalithic Portal suggests it was an Allée Couverte.

The Menhir de l'Etoile

The Menhir de l’Etoile

The Menhir de l'Etoile

The Menhir de l’Etoile

We walked alongside, under and over the railway line, and then back into the forest to find another burial mound – the Men Bihan Allée Couverte. The Megalithic Portal tells me that there are many of these burial mounds hidden in the forest, usually marked with a standing stone.

The Men Bihan Allee Couverte, Forest of Camors

The Men Bihan Allee Couverte, Forest of Camors

The Men Bihan Allee Couverte, Forest of Camors

The Men Bihan Allee Couverte, Forest of Camors

In the Forest of Camors

It seems that many of the trees in these forests in Brittany are grown for their wood and we found our way back to the car past piles of logs.

In the Forest of Camors

 

It is never a good idea to return to base via the same outward route and I had noticed some lines on the map on a side road outside Camors and so we set off to find the Alignments of Kornevec. Unlike the alignments at Carnac, or even those at Camarets, most of the stones here have fallen – it would look amazing if they were lifted upright again!

Alignments of KornevecAlignments of KornevecAlignments of Kornevec

It had been another wonderful day in a part of Brittany which was new to us, but sadly it was time to pack up and move on. If you are interested in megaliths this is the part of Brittany for you – Morbihan, in the area surrounding Carnac!