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MENHIR OF THE CATHEDRAL

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Erected between 4000 and 5000 B.C. on the site of Cité Plantagenet , the menhir is the oldest witness of Le Mans history. This standing stone , long considered the " navel " of Le Mans, was the subject of various cults making him the center of the universe or a symbol of fertility. pagan sign , it was saved from destruction by Saint -Julien , Le Mans came to Christianize the fourth century. The religious would wearing a cross disappeared since . The menhir was attached to the cathedral during its construction . This is the last witness of a place where there were other sacred stones .

MENHIR OF THE CATHEDRAL

Place du Cardinal Grente

72000 LE MANS

Phone 02 43 28 17 22

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